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Published: Wednesday, July 13 2011 10:36 p.m. MDT

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charlie91342
Sylmar, CA

seems to me that Utah needs to learn the difference between "proporting" to do something and actually doing it...

JSB
Sugar City, ID

I anticipated this push for legalization of polygamy would happen bacause of the efforts to legalize homosexual marriage. Polyamourous relationships will then be legalized and soon there will be no meaning to the words marriage or family. Which is just what a lot of people want. Social chaos and disease are preferable to reasonable laws and social structure.

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

To quote Thomas Jefferson " it matters not what religion a man believes as long as it breaks not my leg or picks my pocket" This is their belief there is a thing called the first amendment were congress shall pass no law prohibiting the free exercise there of. Just let them be.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'I anticipated this push for legalization of polygamy would happen bacause of the efforts to legalize homosexual marriage.' - JSB | 7:11 p.m.

The difference being Lawrence V. Texas (2003) was between two consenting adults...

'The petitioners, John Geddes Lawrence, a medical technologist, then age 55, and Tyron Garner (July 10, 1967 September 11, 2006),[11] then 31, were alleged to have been engaging in consensual sex in Lawrence's apartment in the outskirts of Houston between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on September 17, 1998 when Harris County sheriff's deputy Joseph Quinn entered the unlocked apartment, with his weapon drawn, arresting the two.' - Cursory Wikipedia search.

Not five consenting adults.

The irony of citing 'privacy' while volunteering for a public reality show on TLC, is great.

Also, I think the key difference is that polygamy or bigamy does NOT promote...monogamy. More partners equals more risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or STD's.

Even LGBT gay marriage advocates still support monogamy. Two people.

Not five.

What does it say when the 'moral majority' suddeny finds itself advocating...

AGAINST monogamy?

charlie91342
Sylmar, CA

re - JSB | 7:11 p.m
"I anticipated this push for legalization of polygamy would happen bacause of the efforts to legalize homosexual marriage."

You are confused. This has nothing to do with polygamy. No one is asking to be able to marry more than one person.

this is about people merely living together and Utah thinking it has the right to make that illegal. Since when can a state say how many people can co-habitate (unless by size of house, etc)?

only Utah has this law that says you can be jailed for living with more than one person. And it is a simple case of Utah forcing its idea of morality onto everyone. They would make adultery and out-of-wedlock sex illegal if they could, and that's just ridiculous. It's none of the state's business.

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