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Remember how the Left kept claiming that conservative warnings about messing with marriage would lead to reinstatement of polygamy and other issues were just a bunch of hooey from knucle-dragging, mouth-breathing teabaggers? Well, guess what? The chickens, as they say, have come home to roost:
In his 91-page opinion in Brown v. Buhman, on Dec. 13, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups struck down Utah’s law making polygamy a crime.
In its 2003 Lawrence v. Texas case, the Supreme Court overruled previous sexuality precedents by declaring unconstitutional laws that made homosexual sodomy a crime, holding that although the Constitution says nothing about sex or marriage, there is nonetheless a right to consensual sexual activity between adults that government cannot regulate. This was over the vigorous dissent of conservative justices, who said that the Constitution commits such questions of marriage and morality to the states and the democratic process, and that therefore federal courts have no power to impose their own moral judgments.
The Lawrence case lays the foundation that has been cited for a decade now in court to make the case for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. If government cannot forbid homosexual conduct, this argument goes, then neither can it deny those who define themselves by homosexual behavior to officially recognize any such relationship as a marriage.
And so here we are, exactly as predicted. All manner of activities, such as one man with multiple "wives", one woman with multiple "husbands", and any other form of "relationship" must be considered as sancrosanct "marriage". With all of the rights, privileges, and other attributes afforded therein.
You had to know it was just a matter of time.