Polygamy activists have spoken of their hopes that the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings on gay marriage could lead to a breakthrough for their cause too.
The top court in the U.S. yesterday ruled that the federal government must recognise same-sex marriages, and allowed judges to overrule a ban on gay marriage in California.
And some polygamists predict that the decisions will ‘blaze the marriage equality trail’, saying that ‘the nuclear family is not the majority any more’.
During the ongoing debate over gay marriage in the past few years, the topic of polygamy has often been raised by critics who claim that extending marriage to homosexuals will eventually result in marriages involving multiple people.
After yesterday’s rulings, conservative talk-show host Bryan Fischer said: ‘The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time.’