How so? It would be discriminatory to deny polygamists their “right” to marry.
According to the The Associated Press, an excommunicated Mormon, Nathan Collier, and his wives, Victoria and Christine—known for their appearance in the reality television series “Sister Wives”—have applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, Montana, seeking to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Collier legally married Victoria in 2000 and later married Christine in a 2007 religious ceremony.
Collier told The Associated Press: "It's about marriage equality. You can't have this without polygamy." He added:
My second wife Christine, who I'm not legally married
to, she's put up with my crap for a lot of years. She
The problem, according to Yellowstone County chief civil litigator Kevin Gillen is that "…[Collier] deserves an answer but the law simply doesn't provide for that yet " (italics added).
A co-founder of the polygamy advocacy organization Principle Voices, Anne Wilde, said:
We hope the Supreme Court decision will show
the direction the nation is going. It's more liberal,
it's more understanding about people forming the
families the way they want" (italics added).
Those two quotes just about sum everything up:
- The law will provide the justification for marrying anything and everything.
- The definition of marriage will be whatever the contractees want.
Let the discussion begin…
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