Originally Posted by WESGATORS
There are situations where the spouse is not in the picture, and the children do have the same legal standing. Our society handles these situations already, so that a situation like this could occur with spouses is not a new challenge for society to deal with. That's all I'm saying. The issue has come up before, and it has been dealt with.
Nonetheless, I appreciate your opinion even if we don't see eye to eye on that note. The only other thing I want to add is that I think a polygamist would disagree with your necessary link between polygamy and misogyny. That seems to be a rather biased comment with little to no regard of the possibility of such a relationship being able to exist without it. A man can be a misogynist (and married) without having multiple partners. It just seems like an unnecessary link when trying to look at it objectively.
The bolded part makes the case. When the spouse is not in the picture, kids are next on the list in terms of familial relationships. But if spouse is in the picture, spouse takes precedence (unless otherwise noted in a will). Allowing multiple spouses, however, would demote the importance of spouse and put spouse on a similar legal standing as that of child(ren).
And true, there is no necessary link between polygamy and misogyny, but look at current polygamous societies in the USA and you will almost certainly find a link. And the point is that link will be a major hindrance towards any pro-polygamy type movement.