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A touch of fresh air.
Many complexities. The DOMA ruling could have a positive effect for polygamists seeking due criminalization. I don't see how SCOTUS can let the states define marriage, if they don't allow the possibility of plural marriage at the state level. If anything the ruling just made the waters murkier.
Awwwwww....Wastey of course there is amico.
Joe Darger, a man from Utah who has three wives, said the court 'has taken a step in correcting some inequality, and that's certainly something thatís going to trickle down and impact us'.
Anita Wagner Illig, a leading polygamy activist as head of the group Practical Polyamory, told U.S. News & World Report that gay-rights campaigners had set a welcome precedent.
'We polyamorists are grateful to our brothers and sisters for blazing the marriage equality trail,' she said.
'I would absolutely want to seek multi-partner marriage - it would eliminate a common challenge polyamorists face when two [people] are legally married and others in their group relationships aren't part of that marriage.'
Could a state decide to stop issuing marriage licenses to anyone? If so, would the right still exist?
Indeed! Polygamy would require it's own legal action.
Yes you are correct, states will eventually be disallowed marriage discrimination.
Yes I see your connection also. Makes perfect sense in this legal context. I believe the Morrill Act is discriminatory and unconstitutional.
Poly people could be allowed to marry, but legal succession, taxation and inheritance would be limited to a primary relationship. Keep in mind, Kings in the Bible only had one successor.