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