Skip to comments.Justice Sonia Sotomayor: If Gay Marriage Is Legal, What About Polygamy?
Posted on 03/27/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was questioning former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson, a pro-gay marriage Republican. She brought up a very interesting question during the exchange: If gay marriage is legal, what about polygamy?
Sotomayor asked, "If you say that marriage is a fundamental right, what state restrictions could ever exist?" before referencing "polygamy and incest among adults," as reported by Matt Canham of the Salt Lake Tribune. The argument is an illustration of a broader issue about the culture of American society. To agree that gay marriage is indeed protected by the "equal protection" clause in the Constitution, wouldn't the same apply for all consenting adult relationships?
Justice Sonia Sotomayor's thought-provoking question was echoed by Bishop Harry Jackson, a minister at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md. He believes that "the real issue is the religious liberty issue and the issue of whether we can practice marriage as we believe it on an ongoing basis," and further stated that if same-sex marriage "is allowed to be mandated by fiat...then, right behind it, polygamy and many other forms of marriage will automatically sweep the land within just a matter of a few years." Advocates of legalizing gay marriage, as opposed to offering a compromise of "civil unions," which they argue is no different than "separate but equal" should consider this question.
Recently, President Obama's "Organizing for Action" tweeted a quote from the president, whose position on this has "evolved" in a big way from 2008, when he stated, "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage." The tweet quoted the President as saying: "Every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law," followed by the hashtag #MarriageEquality. If this is true, than America should do away with programs like affirmative action, which do not treat everyone "equally". Additionally, if this is true, than loving polygamous families should be allowed to get married.
And the ultimate goal is pedophilia.
The ultimate goal is Sharia.
And when pedophilia is lawful then Sharia law will fit right in..
No worries we have a celebtrity King to tells us we are safe. Everyone is fat and happy.
What About Polygamy?
It is illegal also. Did she really go to school? She should know that the Mormons have fought multiple times on multiple wives.
It should be noted that Hispanics and blacks passed California’s Proposition 8. It failed with white voters.
Pedophilia, same-sex marriage, abortion — all items in the agenda of the culture of death.
Polygamy has been practiced by various human civilizations for hundreds of years whereas “gay marriage” has been a recent invention barely one generation old. From a legal viewpoint, it makes more sense to legalize polygamy than to invent a new definition of marriage involving same gender partners.
Yep...Reynolds vs. US
Okay of two sisters marry? The couple could not produce mutant kids (like incest), so why not?
As one analyst said about this case it is not the Constitutionality of gay marriage that is being debated, it is the Constitutionality of traditional marriage that is being debated. If the Court overturns traditional marriage then I expect them to rule in such a way that a polygamy case doesn’t have to come before them. They can do so by stating that the state has no vested interest in limits on any marriages between consenting adults.
Given that Hugh Hefner and Charlie Sheen and no end of urban black men can openly practice polygamy then why can’t anyone else?
So what was Olsen’s answer?
That’s serial polygamy, they want traditional one groom, three brides polygamy.
No, the examples I pointed out were of people who practice concurrent conjugal relationships, not consecutive relationships. For the record, traditional beliefs about marriage do not allow for divorce and they see any subsequent marriages as polygamy.
Do you not understand why she asked? It’s a rhetorical question.
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