Kody Brown has 4 wives. One is legal and the other three are "sister" wives. He loves them all, they love him and together they have created a family. They are committed to each other.
He is in court asking why the state laws discriminate against him and his loving, committed family. And he is asking the court to declare the anti-polygamy laws "unconstitutional and unenforceable" on his "plural family."
He is using the same argument used to legalize so-called homosexual "marriage".
If same-sex marriage is okay, why then, should those in a loving, caring, multiple relationship be discriminated against? Where is the equality?
Why is, say, Senator Ed Murray or Representative Jamie Pedersen's right to marriage equality greater than Mr. Brown's?
Kody Brown's lawyers are using the same argument presently used by advocates of same-sex marriage.
His lawyers have told the court that the "one man, one woman" version of marriage has caused "personal injuries" to Mr. Brown and his family, that they are being illegally denied the rights to freedom of association, due process and equal protection, as well as the rights of adults to engage in "intimate conduct" without government intrusion.
You may recall that in the hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on July 20 regarding marriage, Representative Steve King said, "These arguments are the same arguments that could be used to promote marriage between father and daughters, mother and sons or even polygamous relationships."
Rep. King was right.
Edward Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told the same hearing that gay rights arguments for same-sex marriage "clearly threaten to pave the way for polygamous and other polyamorus unions."
He said if the male-female aspect of marriage can be "dismissed," surely the distinction between a marriage of two persons and a marriage of three or more is all the more arbitrary..."
The Human Rights Campaign, the largest homosexual advocacy group in the country is saying there is "no way" same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy or effect other restrictions on the age or familial relationships of those who marry.
Why not? Are they now advocating marriage discrimination? Do they now advocate against equality?
Every time I have personally raised the "slippery slope" issue in regard to homosexual marriage, the press has in the best case raised their elite brow and in the worst case dismissed us as bigoted or out of touch. The homosexual community has called me..., let's not go there.
Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan said this week of New York's new homosexual "marriage" law, it is the "latest dilution of the authentic understanding of marriage."
He warned the next step will likely, "be another redefinition to justify multiple partners and infidelity."
He too, was right.
Washington State's Domestic Partner law, or as Murray, Pedersen and others call it, the "Every Thing But Marriage" law, has already justified and financially rewarded infidelity among heterosexual people over 60 for living together as married when they are not. In addition to financially rewarding homosexuals living together.
Kody Brown's attorneys also state that he and his family are members of the Apostolic United Brethren faith and have committed no crime except to live together. "Motivated by their sincere religious beliefs and love for one another."
In their conclusion, Brown's lawyers are claiming, "The Brown family's 'basic liberties and equal protections' are being violated."
These are the same arguments used in New York and elsewhere to force, homosexual "marriage" on a society.
A deception of biblical proportion.
God help us.
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