Utah Halts Same Sex Marriage, Fine With Polygamy

Here’s a news story scraped right from the inane logic department: The United States Supreme Court has put the breaks on same-sex marriages in the state of Utah.

The order issued down today by the court halts same-sex marriages until an appeal is decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prior,

According to the Washington Post: 

Hundreds of couples have been married since U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled Dec. 20 that the state’s ban on such unions violated constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process. But Utah said each marriage was an “affront” to the state’s ability to define marriage as only between and man and a woman, and asked the high court to intervene.

So apparently, the argument against gay marriage is Utah is that “marriage” is a union that can only be between a man and a woman, because that’s God’s will. Also in the Utah/God’s will department, marriage is a union between a man and numerous women— because fundamentalist Mormons believe that it’s God’s will that a man should be a polygamist.

Why the hell is that Utah?

Just last month, District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled that the law infringes on the free exercise of religion.  Because of this, Utah, doesn’t have to issue multiple marriage licenses for a Mormon man who marries numerous wives. So with this renegade Mormon sect – that regards polygamy as sanctioned by God – a man can be legally married to one of the women and “spiritually married” to the rest of his wives. Problem solved. In the non-Mormon world, we have a word for that; and that word is: “swingers.”  It’s good to see that the state of Utah is keeping on track with the year `14—1914 that is…

 

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