Is polygamy next? It would only require the court to follow its own logic.

By William C. Duncan Is the legal acceptance of polygamy the most predictable consequence of the legalization of same-sex marriage? To judge by the dissents to the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage redefinition decision and by many conversations with a wide variety of people (not a scientific measure), one might think so. I have my doubts. It is clear that advocates of polygamy think the Obergefell decision requires recognition of some type of group marriage. In a pending Utah case, the attorney for a polygamist and his wives has argued exactly that. The…

Midday Commentary on a Week’s Worth of News — July 2, 2015

I really had no clue how to tackle the entire spectrum of news coming out of SCOTUS last week, so instead I did what any reasonable person would do, I ran and hid. So with a little time to digest it all, here are just a few take-aways: • To the Tumblerina Twitterati FB SJWs, you are doing amazing work. Keep it up! I definitely think your efforts helped to sway a few of the SCOTUS justices, especially Alito, who’s a known lurker in multiple subreddits. • Relying on the…

Kitchen Sink: The Ultimate Fate of Utah’s Amendment 3

With the 10th Circuit invalidating Utah’s Amendment 3 forbidding gay marriage in Herbert v. Kitchen, Utah has two options: let it go or keep fighting. Ultimately, while it may be more politically impactful to fight the 10th Circuit’s ruling, the result will be the same: gay marriage will be legal and lawful throughout the United States. This is a battle that was lost in 2003, the moment the Supreme Court invalidated Texas’ anti-sodomy laws with Lawrence v. Texas.