“I wonder what would happen if we abolished marriage and replaced it with ‘family units’,” asks April over at ethecofem. “Any 2 or more persons can enter into a single family unit. Two men, two women, a man and a woman, an adult and child, two adults and one or more children, three generations of people.”
People would get tax benefits for being a part of a family unit, of course, along with other benefits now associated with marriages. And you would be able to easily dissolve family units, change them, or even merge them. Yes, theoretically, two family units could merge together and become one. Hmmm… this would surely make child rearing easier, no? Polygamy?
“It would automatically allow for polygamous relationships to be legally recognized.”
What say you, peeps? Absurd? Or is she onto something here?