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Published: Thursday, Dec. 19 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Contrariusiests
mid-state, TN

@2 bits --

"When did people think being left handed was terrible? I think you're being a little over-dramatic about it."

No she isn't.

"left-handed people have frequently been subjected to deliberate discrimination and disparagement. In many societies, they are considered unlucky or even malicious by the right-handed majority. ... Even in relatively "modern" societies, left-handed people historically have been—and in some places still are—forced from childhood to use their right hands for tasks which they would naturally perform with the left, such as eating and writing."

@jsf --

"Not in North Dakota as of last week."

Like many states, ND is ignoring the Full Faith and Credit clause of the US Constitution. This is the result.

The man in ND that you are talking about is married to another man -- in a different state. But his same-sex marriage isn't recognized in ND. Therefore, according to ND law, he is still single.

And therefore, according to ND law, he is NOT committing bigamy by marrying a woman. According to ND law, he will only have one legal spouse -- the wife.

Now see what trouble states can get themselves into when they ignore the Constitution?

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

The Constitution forbids the Federal Government from interfering in an establishment of religion. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not an American.

Kimber
Salt Lake City, UT

To: To Bits
You must have heard the stories I've known almost all my life where it was rumored that left handed children used to sometimes get their hands tied behind their backs to make them right handed. I have also read in numerous stories that they were sometimes considered "of the devil" or perhaps evil. Also, people used to get made fun of in school for it, (not much with me,) but I have had comments (maybe for fun, so I always smile) of things like "So, that's what's wrong with you?"
I never assume the extremes or stereotypes of people and have had a large variety of friends including gay people. But you should also read how hard it's been for gay people to fit into society and how they have many sad stories. There has been lots of bullying, housing rights denied and families kicking them out for being this way! There is increased suicide and many problems they live with each day. And I believe in the polygamists equal rights as long as they give their people their equal rights.

Kimber
Salt Lake City, UT

Casual Observer:
People should not practice adultery (having mistresses) or practice bigamy or polygamy because of the heartache that it's been shown to cause people. That's not to say we should persecute the children that are the result of it. Yes, they should be supported and helped (and a judge will order that) But the person that broke the law and hurt people in that way should be made to pay the cost. It wouldn't help anybody if a person that has conceived a child with someone that they shouldn't have legally married the person. That would just give encouragement to others to do the same when we should discourage behavior that ultimately hurts people.

2 bit
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Contrariusiests,
The mock drama around widespread left handed discrimination and oppression is just laughable. But I like a good laugh.

It must be a "right-handed majority" conspiracy... right?

I can just envision someone following you around all the time forcing you to use your right hand... it's very funny.

I have many left handed friends. Nobody from the right handed majority follows them around forcing them to use their right hand.

Oh wait... were you serious?

Contrariusiests
mid-state, TN

@2bits --

"The mock drama around widespread left handed discrimination and oppression is just laughable. "

Mock drama???

You obviously aren't left-handed.

I am.

In the US it's more of a historical issue -- but it's still a real problem in other parts of the world.

Just read the wikipedia entry on it. Google "left-handed discrimination" and you'll find it.

One of a Few
Layton, UT

North Dakota does not recognize SSM, so the AG simply said a SSM performed in another state is not recognized in ND. Therefore a man who was wed to another man under another state's SSM law, could legally marry a woman in ND because the SSM marriage is not recognized. The world will now end in 10, 9, 8....

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@ 2 bits: My mother is left handed - although she can print semi legibly with her right hand - because the first two years of school every time she used her left hand for anything she would get smacked with a ruler. So yes, for several hours every day my mother was followed around and forced to use her right hand. And, no - she didn't think it was a laughing matter then and she still finds no humor in the situation.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Just how do you "wine" to a court. Do you take a jug and pour it over the head of the Judge?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

The Constitution forbids the Federal Government from interfering in an establishment of religion. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not an American.

2:08 p.m. Dec. 19, 2013

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So you support Warren Jeffs and the FLDS?

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

Most of the men I know professionally have been with many women in their lifetimes and some have children with multiple women.

If an alien were to look at our society completely objectively, I don't think they would say the majority of humans are monogamous.

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