Same-sex marriage ruling used to defend polygamy

Polygamy cake

Leading up to the Obergefell v. Hodges decision by the Supreme Court—that’s the case that opened the floodgates to same-sex marriage nationwide—Conservatives and Christians worldwide raised their concerns about the “slippery slope” America would likely find herself on as a result of changing the definition of marriage. Basically, if the definition was no longer to be a union between one man/one woman, then anything called “marriage” would be valid.

This concern wasn’t an abstract concern. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in his dissenting opinion, had this to say about this very thing:

“It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage” (i.e. polygamy).

So guess what happened last week.

Family members of Kody Brown who star in TLC’s reality-TV series “Sister Wives” filed a court brief in response to Utah’s appeal to reinstate a ban on polygamy. Utah filed the appeal in response to a December 13, 2013 court decision by a federal judge that effectively decriminalized plural marriage in the state. Kody Brown and his four “wives” challenged the law  in July 2011, charging that it violates their rights to privacy and religious  freedom.

In a statement on the Brown family appeal, the family’s attorney didn’t reference privacy and religious freedom; instead, he cited Obergefell v. Hodges to argue that states can no longer cited codes to halt polygamists from marrying:

“From the rejection of morality legislation in ‘Lawrence’ (a case that Justice Antonin Scalia warned would end laws dealing with morality) to the expansion of the protections of liberty interests in Obergefell, it is clear that states can no longer use criminal codes to coerce or punish those who choose to live in consensual but unpopular unions.”

This isn’t the first time that same-sex marriage was used to defend polygamy.

In July this year, a married Montana man, Nathan Collier, pressed for a marriage certificate to join his wife and his girlfriend to him in a legal polygamist union, demanding “marriage equality” from the local government. What did Collier use to defend demands? He cited Obergefell v. Hodges, and Chief Justice Roberts’ dissenting opinion about how same-sex marriage would leave the door open to polygamy.

This has been the goal of the sexually-deviant all along folks. In an article I wrote in February of 2014 (The “h” in homosexual stands for hero or something), I quoted Mesha Gessen (a lesbian activist) about the real goal of LGBT movement as it pertains to marriage:

“The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist. I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”

By the way, if you’re one of those who believe that none of this redefining marriage stuff affects you, you’re dead wrong! The First Amendment rights of Americans are being stripped piece-by-piece, and the intensity of those assaults are increasing daily; even more so following the Supreme Court ruling. In the end, we will lose those rights if we don’t stop the homosexual agenda.



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