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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    I was wondering why this had not happened yet. The move is a natural result of Obergefell v Hodges, the 2015 case that mandated the legality of same sex marriage. The logic of the case extends not just to a same sex pairs, but to any number and any mix of sexes.

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    What polygamist would not want "his own gang of wifes"?
    Or her own gang of husbands.

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by RealityNow View Post
    There is a law of nature that is being overlooked... its the fact a woman can be impregnated by "one man at a time".... where as a man, can impregnate 'many women at a time". ....
    The beauty is that all the husbands wouldn't know whose child it is. But they are a real family so shouldn't really matter.

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay59 View Post
    I was wondering why this had not happened yet. The move is a natural result of Obergefell v Hodges, the 2015 case that mandated the legality of same sex marriage. The logic of the case extends not just to a same sex pairs, but to any number and any mix of sexes.


    Or her own gang of husbands.
    only if she believes in equality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    only if she believes in equality.
    Or her husbands do.

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    The first sentence of your post was a clear indication of your intent - which was to bash and blame liberals, regardless of the political lean of Utah.

    Try to weasel your way out of your hateful and ignorant post as much as you want - the ironic nature of your communication style implicates no one but you.
    There's a good reason to bash and blame liberals. They are viruses who plague society with their bad illogical ideologies like socialism. I find it funny after 3 years of bashing, blaming and hating Trump that you complain about being bashed, blamed and being hated. Ironic!

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy | US news | The Guardian

    Sponsor says bill would help otherwise law-abiding polygamists gain access to critical services, but critics say polygamy is harmful

    The Utah state senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon state.

    The bill, which would treat the offense of plural marriage as a simple infraction on par with a parking ticket, now moves to the Utah house of representatives, where it is likely to face greater resistance.
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    This is odd - Utah was only allowed to join the United States after it abolished polygamy. See Utah's very interesting path to statehood - National Constitution Center

    'Most significant was lawmakers' and others' hostility toward the church's practice of polygamy, which the Republican Party had denounced as one of the “twin relics of barbarism” along with slavery. (The church opposed slavery.)

    Polygamy was forbidden by a series of federal laws. In addition, a Supreme Court decision in 1879, Reynolds v. U.S., ruled against a Mormon husband who called plural marriage his religious duty as protected by the First Amendment. Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite wrote:

    “Can a man excuse his practices…because of his religious belief? To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land.”
    ================================================== ======
    Dealing with one wife is plenty for me but having my choice of sleeping partners might be worth a try. Variety is the spice of life.
    I guess they broke their contract agreement and now they are going to be independent. Good for them. We have got to stop letting these damn fools make any rule they like whether it fits our national Constitution or not.

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougarbear View Post
    There's a good reason to bash and blame liberals. They are viruses who plague society with their bad illogical ideologies like socialism. I find it funny after 3 years of bashing, blaming and hating Trump that you complain about being bashed, blamed and being hated. Ironic!
    "viruses who plague society with their bad illogical ideologies" .. LOL.. holy cow! Hysterical much?
    "It certainly doesn't have to be a crime. If you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime." - Alan Dershowitz, 1998 re: Clinton.

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy | US news | The Guardian

    Sponsor says bill would help otherwise law-abiding polygamists gain access to critical services, but critics say polygamy is harmful

    The Utah state senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon state.

    The bill, which would treat the offense of plural marriage as a simple infraction on par with a parking ticket, now moves to the Utah house of representatives, where it is likely to face greater resistance.
    ================================================== ==================
    This is odd - Utah was only allowed to join the United States after it abolished polygamy. See Utah's very interesting path to statehood - National Constitution Center

    'Most significant was lawmakers' and others' hostility toward the church's practice of polygamy, which the Republican Party had denounced as one of the “twin relics of barbarism” along with slavery. (The church opposed slavery.)

    Polygamy was forbidden by a series of federal laws. In addition, a Supreme Court decision in 1879, Reynolds v. U.S., ruled against a Mormon husband who called plural marriage his religious duty as protected by the First Amendment. Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite wrote:

    “Can a man excuse his practices…because of his religious belief? To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land.”
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    Dealing with one wife is plenty for me but having my choice of sleeping partners might be worth a try. Variety is the spice of life.
    Should bakers also be informed?

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    "viruses who plague society with their bad illogical ideologies" .. LOL.. holy cow! Hysterical much?
    We know your ploys. We won't fall for them

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    Re: Utah senate unanimously moves to decriminalize polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougarbear View Post
    We know your ploys. We won't fall for them
    Wow! Thanks for giving me so much power!

    Hey, everyone! I have a ploy!
    "It certainly doesn't have to be a crime. If you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime." - Alan Dershowitz, 1998 re: Clinton.

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