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Utah Polygamist Invokes Ruling on Gay Sex
AP ^ | December 1, 2003 | MARK THIESSEN

Posted on 12/01/2003 5:01:52 PM PST by Kay Soze

December 1, 2003, 7:38 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY -- A lawyer for a Utah man with five wives argued Monday that his polygamy convictions should be thrown out following a Supreme Court decision decriminalizing gay sex.

The nation's high court in June struck down a Texas sodomy law, ruling that what gay men and women do in the privacy of their homes is no business of government.

It's no different for polygamists, argued Tom Green's attorney, John Bucher, to the Utah Supreme Court.

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Its starting!
1 posted on 12/01/2003 5:01:52 PM PST by Kay Soze
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To: Kay Soze
Sorry Dubya. Surprise visits to the troops can only delay you facing this issue for so long. How's about you deal with this?
2 posted on 12/01/2003 5:04:19 PM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Kay Soze
We expected it. And here it is. My, my that slippery slope sure is steep.

Gum

3 posted on 12/01/2003 5:04:31 PM PST by ChewedGum (http://king-of-fools.com)
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To: Kay Soze
A guy can have more than one wife soon? Woo hoo! (ducking)
Joking, joking....really...
4 posted on 12/01/2003 5:04:40 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Why does it happen? Because it happens, roll the bones")
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To: Kay Soze
Am I completely and totally nuts... or is this precisely the sort of thing that Andrew Sullivan has been pooh-poohing might happen for weeks and weeks now...? :)
5 posted on 12/01/2003 5:04:48 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: Kay Soze
Yes, I'm shocked---SHOCKED!!!---that anybody would use the "marriage is what you want it to be" ruling to change marriage to what he wants it to be. This could never have been foreseen!
6 posted on 12/01/2003 5:05:11 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Pre-empt the third murder attempt-- Pray for Terry Schiavo!)
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To: Kay Soze
I've never understood why it would be legal to have one wife and four mistresses, but not five wives. Presumably at least the last four wives are not legally married to him, so even if they all want to look at it as a marriage arrangement, I don't understand how the law can differentiate, at least in an unfavorable way, between this situation and that of a man who has five mistresses, assuming he pays support for children resulting from those extramarital affairs.
7 posted on 12/01/2003 5:06:14 PM PST by Still Thinking
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To: Kay Soze
I don't think gay sex should be outlawed.

My wife and I are very cheerful...
8 posted on 12/01/2003 5:06:56 PM PST by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man" -- John Dryden)
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To: Kay Soze
would you introduce one of your five wives as your better 1/6th? (since 2 become "better half" or 1/2 I went for 1/6 - thought I'd better explain the math! hehe)
9 posted on 12/01/2003 5:07:33 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Kay Soze
Next will be incest marriages.

With some sort of proviso not to have kids.
10 posted on 12/01/2003 5:07:54 PM PST by Kay Soze (Liberal Homosexuals kill more people than Global Warming, SUVsí, Firearms & Terrorism combined.)
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To: Kay Soze
The guy will lose & the Supreme Court won't grant cert. Bank it!
11 posted on 12/01/2003 5:08:28 PM PST by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero, something's gonna happen..)
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To: Dan from Michigan
in Islam you can have 4 wives ... no wonder some men choose moo ha med.
12 posted on 12/01/2003 5:08:59 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Bobby777
would you introduce one of your five wives as your better 1/6th?

Followed by the remaining 2/3rds not speaking to you for a month...

13 posted on 12/01/2003 5:09:03 PM PST by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man" -- John Dryden)
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To: Kay Soze
Incestual marriage should be fine as long you abort the kids.
14 posted on 12/01/2003 5:09:27 PM PST by azcap
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To: Kay Soze
yep - down the slope we go .... Honey lock up the Sheep!
15 posted on 12/01/2003 5:09:52 PM PST by 11th_VA (If you can read this IN ENGLISH - Thank a Veteran !!!)
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To: Still Thinking
I wondered about that too with "common law" marriages as defined by the state after x number of years ... suppose 3 live together as "dating" for 7 years in California ... who becomes who's common law spouse? ... flip a coin? ... elimidate?
16 posted on 12/01/2003 5:10:50 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Kay Soze
Does that mean five times the alimony when they split up? Will only the guy have to pay, or do the remaining wives have to pay, too?

-PJ

17 posted on 12/01/2003 5:11:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: 11th_VA
yep - down the slope we go .... Honey lock up the Sheep!

"Wyoming...where the men are men...and the sheep are scared!"

18 posted on 12/01/2003 5:11:10 PM PST by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man" -- John Dryden)
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To: Poohbah
just imagine if all 5 were mad at you at the same time ... aye carumba ...
19 posted on 12/01/2003 5:12:29 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: AntiGuv
Some circuit court will rule for the polygamist, and then the Supremes will have to take it.
20 posted on 12/01/2003 5:13:07 PM PST by maro
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