Friday, June 28, 2013

The Recent DOMA Decision and Polygamy

Polygamists in Utah are apparently rejoicing about the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.  Here is a taste of an article form Salt Lake City Tribune:

Polygamists and their supporters celebrated Wednesday, saying they see implications for their cause in the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Just hours after the court ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional, Joe Darger said he and his family were pleased. Darger, who with his three wives detailed their life in the book "Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage," said the ruling should help remedy polygamists’ treatment as "second-class citizens."