polyandry and polygyny
Why should it be more complicated than any other multiple partnership? Like, say, a law firm, or a medical practice? In some cases, the partners avoid the issue by setting up a company - nominally a new entity separate from all of them - and split the ownership. In others there is a set of agreements between all of the people. Of course, "marriage" is the one partnership arrangement that is given special treatment ALL ACROSS the legal spectrum, which is one of the reasons that "civil union" wasn't good enough for the gay marriage issue - equal treatment has to be the equal name or it might appear that all of those other connections don't apply. It still seems to me that the corollary is stronger than the differences.
Hint: the number of terrorists is tiny compared with the total population.
Hmm. Maybe if we just called them "criminals against society", instead of justifying and explaining their actions as politically or religiously based, it would simplify things.
Just like fundamentalists of every religion.
Just from a statistical standpoint, in the recent three or four decades (especially since the quieting of the Irish troubles), there seem to be a lot more incidents of Muslim fundamentalists killing people, and organizing into large groups to kill people, than there are incidents of Christian (any denomination) or any other religion's fundamentalists. So, on average, I'd worry more about meeting someone from that particular group. (Notable exception; the Hutu/Tutsi conflict wasn't world-religion based. It was just about killing people.)
I maintain that if Trekkies took over the world, they would put their capital on a west coast.
Unless we find a world where the sun rises in the west, in which case we'd put it on the EAST coast. It's all about the dramatic sunsets.