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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12 2013 4:30 p.m. MST

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Contrariuserer
mid-state, TN

@BobK --

"1-- move the thread of the discussion...
2-- degrade the Gay people..."

And a third reason -- fear mongering, aka "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

Many researchers have confirmed the multiple deleterious effects of polygamy, in multiple different cultures and religions -- but one guy thinks he knows better than any of them.

Many courts, both in the US and in other countries, have reaffirmed those dangers and the state's interests in keeping polygamy illegal -- but one guy thinks he knows better than any of them.

Even the United Nations and its member countries have made multiple official statements against polygamy, and have documented effects of polygamy and worked actively to eliminate it in countries across the globe -- but one guy thinks he knows better than any of them.

Yet this one guy has never even shown us any evidence to back up his own position. He apparently expects the findings of all these researchers, all these courts, and all those governments to go "poof!" simply because he refuses to believe that any of them have any expertise in the subject.

Wishful thinking on his part.

This is your life work for it!
Manoa, HI

So first off nobody that posted here lives in Hawaii, and nobody spent long hours sitting through the senate hearing nor the house hearing nor the BIll being read the for the 3rd time, none of you were there for the 16 hour days, nobody was there to hear all of the reasons why this bill was such a piece of work. Not only did this Bill go against the first amendment, but also the way it was handled was complete junk, ask some of the representatives. This was not just a same gender equality act, there were several other things that were thrown into the bill that made the people of Hawaii fight the way that they did. But as interesting as it has been working so close with the representatives, and seeing the dirt that was in on creating this specific bill, it also corrupted the media. Those outside of being involved, study what was going on in the SB1 you really need to research before you throw digs on religious groups. Its sad seeing people who are so open minded to a certain lifestyle but becomes so closed minded to another.

Hank Jr
Draper, UT

Why does this not surprise me?

ConservativeCommonTater
West Valley City, UT

IF right-wing religious prophecies come to fruition, "traditional marriages" in Hawaii will be falling like dominoes. In the real world, life will go on.

Contrariusiest
mid-state, TN

@This is your life work for it! --

"nobody spent long hours sitting through the senate hearing nor the house hearing nor the BIll being read the for the 3rd time"

You are wrong there.

There's this wonderful thing called "the Internet", you see. And it has this wonderful technology called "streaming video".

I actually watched nearly all of the last day of debate and voting in the House.

How about you?

"Not only did this Bill go against the first amendment"

How in the world did it do that? 5000 people testified before the Hawaii Senate. Surely that was the 1st Amendment alive and well?

"the people of Hawaii fight the way that they did."

"The people" of Hawaii didn't fight it. "The people" of Hawaii support gay marriage by more than 20% over those opposed. The "fight" was engineered by conservative religious special interest groups who wanted their religious views to take precedence over the US Constitution.

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