And So The Campaign For Polygamy Begins

Feb 25, 2014 by

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Now that same-sex marriage is all but a fait accompli in the US — come on, do you really think that Justice Anthony Kennedy is going to miss his chance to be the swing vote on constitutionalizing SSM? — it is time to move on to the next frontier: legalizing polygamy. Many SSM proponents have long been indignant that anybody would suggest that legalizing SSM would lead to legalizing polygamy. They’ve depended on indignation to quiet...

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Judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize foreign gay ‘marriages’ may open door to polygamy

Feb 13, 2014 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite News A federal judge ruled today that the state of Kentucky must recognize same-sex “marriages” conducted in other states, or even other countries. A legal expert warns the ruling could open the door to recognition of polygamous marriages contracted in foreign nations. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of the Western District of Kentucky ruled that, while the state did not have to conduct same-sex “marriages” itself, it must grant full...

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The End of Morality Laws? Not Exactly

Jan 13, 2014 by

By Albert Mohler oes the legalization of same-sex marriage and polygamy mean the end of all morality laws? George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley thinks so, and he openly celebrates the death of all morals legislation—or, at least he says he does. Turley was the lead counsel in the “Sister Wives” case in Utah that legalized polygamy in that state last month, a reversal of the very morals legislation that the U. S. government required of Utah for that...

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Polygamy as Lifestyle Choice, and a Reality TV Brand

Jan 13, 2014 by

By John Schwartz, New York Times Kody Brown, his four wives and 17 children want to be the new face of polygamy, what some consider the next frontier after same-sex marriage. That is why, the Browns say, they invited TLC television cameras into their homes for their reality show “Sister Wives,” why they have written a best-selling book about their lives, and why they challenged Utah’s polygamy ban in federal court. Fear of prosecution under that law led them to flee to...

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Episcopal priest clarifies her support for polygamy

Dec 20, 2013 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink Support for equal access to marriage for polygamists under American law should not be construed as a call to change the Episcopal Church’s marriage canons, the Rev. Danielle Tumminio tells Anglican Ink. On 18 December 2013 the Massachusetts curate and columnist contributed an opinion column to CNN’s Blog entitled “How I learned to love polygamy” that urged the legalization of plural marriages. Ms. Tumminio wrote that “gave a little...

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Polygamy comes out of the closet

Dec 19, 2013 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet [...]  Most Americans are still deeply hostile towards polygamy so supporters of same-sex marriage constantly argue that the US is not on a slippery-slope to polygamy. Judge Waddoups’s decision, however, makes it very clear that being unpopular or disliked is not a legitimate reason to against a lifestyle. And, in fact, all the arguments deployed in favour of same-sex marriage work perfectly well for polygamy – and other even more colourful forms...

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