Thursday, July 08, 2010

Massive Lurch Towards Legal Polygamy

With a judge striking down the defense of marriage act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, what's to stop a man and a woman and a woman from stepping into the void and getting married?
The Boston Globe - "A federal district court judge in Boston today struck down the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman.

Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage law violates the Constitutional right of married same-sex couples to equal protection under the law and upends the federal government’s long history of allowing states to set their own marriage laws."
Where does this leave the "enhancement clause" on which the super long sentences of FLDS members is based as well?

It may be no longer necessary to lobby for legal polygamy, it may very well be here. I'd encourage some already polygynous family to rush out and attempt to marry themselves, all three, four or five (or however many) they are.

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duaneh1 said...

Keith Dutson Jr. got a continuence on child molestation charges but he was only 20 and his wife was 16 when they were married. Is the state backing off, I was looking forward to what the prosecution was going to say in this heartbreaking case.

Wendell the state going to back off? I'm sure he would be happy to hear that Texas is dropping the charges. But I'm itching for a strait up adult bigamy case where all the parties consented to the relationship. They wimped out with Bill Hawkins, would love to see a polygamy case work its way throught the courts.
Also, Merrill Jessop's charge of "performing an illegal ceremony" is expected to be a doozy.

The Pharisee said...

I am going to guess that Texas will drop extradition proceedings, depending on judge selection, and who the judge is. I don't know enough about such matters, but if Walther is somehow involved again, Warren WILL go to Texas for sure.

This is an educated guess based on some "research."

If extradition proceedings are dropped, it will have bearing on all the cases.

I think.