Friday, May 26

Big Love

A divided Utah Supreme Court has upheld a bigamy conviction of a fundamentalist Mormon, rejecting the defendant's claims that the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas, which abolished sodomy laws, protected his right to multiple wives. The Chief Justice dissented, writing that under Lawrence, the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment provides protection to private relationships between consensual adults, whether bigamous or not. Read the opinions here.

(Wonder where that leaves Don Wildmon's latest wigout: polyamory in the gay community?)