Skip to comments.State Dept. Will Recognize Foreign Same-Sex MarriagesóBut Not Polygamous Ones
Posted on 08/06/2013 3:09:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday at the U.S. Embassy in London that the State Department will now recognize in its visa-processing practices same-sex marriages performed in foreign countriessaying that as long as a marriage has been performed in a jurisdiction that recognizes it so that it is legal, then that marriage is valid under U.S. immigration laws.
The State Department clarified to CNSNews.com on Monday that this principle does not extend to polygamous marriages, which are legal in many Muslim countries.
However, the State Departments Foreign Affairs Manual describes polygamy as an historical or religious practice and states that it is acceptable for a would-be immigrant to the United States to believe in polygamy, advocate it, and have previously practiced it. The key issue, according to the manual, is whether the person intends to actually engage in polygamy once he arrives in the United States as an immigrant.
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Why not polygamous marriages?
Are they bigots?
Shame on you, John Kerry!
It’s good to know that here are standards...
Oh wait, progressives can always "evolve" (see Barry's stance on homosexual marriage 18 months ago vs today). Once a progressive has "evolved" any past opinions cannot be held against him.
It’s only a matter of time.
Any and every argument for gay marriage is at least as true for plural marriage.
Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield (MA)
Posted on 08/06/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT by matt04
So now we know where they draw the line. That is until the line moves again.
What about bi-sexuals?
It is cruel and inhuman making them choose between a man or a woman.
The moral high ground was lost with no fault divorce.
bigots. only recognizing the perversity they want to recognize.
Why would DoS discriminate against necrophiliac Muslims who get to have sex with a corpse for six hours after death (per fatwa).
There is no end to the stupidity of this evil and perverse Obama central socialist government. To have the gigolo who is now a disgraced Secretary of State endorse international buggery and invite those so engaged to use America as their personal cesspool is not amazing as this regime is the most evil administration in the history of America if not the world.
Since Obamaites have proven that they are the enemies of decency and our society it is perfectly acceptable to work much harder to toss the whole stinking apparatus into the Potomac.
Homosexuals and their quest for the states’ blessings upon their unholy unions show their intent to invade, conquer, mutilate, co-opt, pollute, and bastardize the term ‘marriage’, thereby proving that they are enemies of American society. They need a new word of their own for their filthy couplings. If they don’t realize that they do the work of Satan then they’re very much deluded. Further, if the political sycophants don’t realize that they are as guilty of sin as the sodomists then they are wrong as well.
There are plenty of terms that these evildoers could call what they do, but they wouldn’t like any of them. So, sodomists, get your own term for your connubial evil.
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