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Polygamy and the
Marriage Free-fall

National Review Online, by Andrew T. Walker

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 12/16/2013 4:45:05 PM

Marriage in America is in a state of free-fall, and it’s the confluence of American attitudes and legal rulings that are responsible for helping push it off the cliff. On Friday night, a George W. Bush judicial appointee, Judge Clark Waddoups, struck down a part of Utah’s law against polygamy in a 91-page ruling. The case drew nationwide attention because the plaintiff, Kody Brown, is the star of TLC’s Sister Wives, a reality show depicting the life of a polygamist family. Waddoups’ ruling is fairly limited, insisting that the state’s ban on “religious cohabitation” is unconstitutional, and therefore should no longer be

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 12/16/2013 5:19:49 PM     (No. 9656487)

Serious question: If Gs and Ls can get married, why would a marriage of more than 2 people (of whatever combination) be illegal?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/16/2013 6:25:54 PM     (No. 9656525)

I predict that within 10 years, the age of consent will be dropped to 11 or 12, and then pedophilia will be legal as well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/16/2013 6:42:42 PM     (No. 9656536)

and that, #2, is already happening in England as a sop to their ME residents. It will be here next...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/16/2013 6:59:20 PM     (No. 9656555)

Tampering with the meaning of terms is a permanent temptation of the Left because reality resists the utopian ideology of infantile Leftism. Reality is not fair, equal, just, inclusive, "diverse"(= monolithically politically correct) etc. Because efforts to change reality, besides being arduous, seldom work as desired and often backfire with unpleasant consequences, Leftists are forever struggling to alter the meaning of words and to use language, not to describe, but to obscure reality.

If "marriage" can mean whatever anyone chooses it to mean, the possibilities, as many have warned, are numerous, unattractive, and in some cases, absurd. There is no reason, for instance, that marriage may not be defined as a union between a person and themselves. Or between a person and their parent. Or... just about anything.

Equal civil and legal rights for homosexuals are one thing. I doubt that a great many Americans would oppose sensible measures to ensure fairness here. But changing the very meaning of the word marriage for political purposes is something else entirely, and a very dangerous precedent.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/16/2013 7:05:57 PM     (No. 9656560)

It is my belief that polygamous relationships, sanctified by clergy or not, are much more numerous than generally recognized. These seem to be more numerous in the western half of the country where vast open spaces provide isolation and privacy. I am in the cattle business and my observations are based on my travels through cattle country and contacts with cattlemen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thewarden, 12/16/2013 7:28:47 PM     (No. 9656576)

One husband is plenty, thanks!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: beare, 12/16/2013 10:59:19 PM     (No. 9656733)

I could use a couple of husbands...maybe some of the "man work" around here would finally get done...let´s not be too hasty about this...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: toodles3956, 12/17/2013 6:59:39 AM     (No. 9656876)

Meet my husband, Fido!

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