Because as I see it, polygamists were denied the right to have their situation considered as a matter of policy when these "financial benefits" of other married couples were considered, and they were denied this right because their institution of marriage was denied to them based upon....................
Whatever reason it was based upon.
So again I ask, what reason were bigamy laws put in place?
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
"yooz libruhlz!!"..... Im going to have to stop having a debate with you.
The moment you go off talking about yooz libruhlz and make an unsubstantiated claim like "want to limit rights all the time" but don't give any examples and then call someone a hypocrite....... You are no longer debating, just trying to get into a name calling pissing contest.
I'll be on my merry way.
The same reasoning applies to anti-gay marriage laws like DOMA. Those laws, when reviewed, took into account current State interests and, more importantly for those cases, current research into the field relevant towards addressing the alleged State interests.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.