The family on the TV reality show “Sister Wives” and several hundred other protesters in polygamous relationships and their supporters said Friday they won’t stop fighting for the legal right to plural marriage.
Holding signs that read, “I love all my moms,” and “If we were gay, we’d be OK,” the group rallied in the rain on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Friday afternoon.
“I am not a criminal,” proclaimed Joe Darger, a Utah man who has three wives and helped organize the rally. “If you commit adultery, that’s not a felony. It’s only a crime when you have a family and you pretend to be married.”
I completely expected this after same sex marriage was declared a right. I am surprised we have not seen some movement to make incest laws uniform across the county yet. About half the states allow first cousin marriages and the other half either forbid them or limit them to aged cousins. While they are at it, why stop with first cousins, if consent is the only important requirement for marriage?
You’re argument is interesting, but operates on the premise this is all about principle and fairness.
It’s about neither in the end.
What it’s really about is selfishness. See, so-called gay “marriage” is a bandwagon that people jump on because it has been fun, cool and in to be a cultural martyr (and really easy too) for one’s family and friends. In such circles, it’s the most culturally virtuous thing to do.
The second so-called gay “marriage” becomes uncool and hard to defend, people will remove themselves from the issue.
Folks who practice incest just don’t have the political clout or have established themselves as a voting issue or a voting base. And it’s just not cool. Not yet anyways, but since everything is now compared to civil rights for Blacks in order to silence dissent, just give it time.
Polygamous Mormons are a tiny minority, and are microscopic compared to mainstream Islam which permits a man to have up to four wives, and punishes adultery with death. If that caught on, the majority of men would have no wives. As we have seen with radical Islam like ISIS and Boko Haram, consent, at least on the part of women, is not much of an issue either. They have used quickie non-consenting “marriage” and quickie divorce to give a legal basis for gang rape.
Be careful here. If you oppose polygamy, you must be Islamophobic.