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Utah Polygamy Ruling as Predictable as Christmas in December

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Utah Polygamy Ruling as Predictable as Christmas in December

It was as predictable as Christmas in December. Former Senator Ric Santorum was mocked when he predicted it. I wonder what the mockers would say now?

A federal judge named Clark Waddoups has ruled that a Utah law forbidding cohabitation with another person is unconstitutional. Specifically, the ruling is seen as a victory for polygamists. A group of polygamists known as the Brown family sued in 2011, claiming their rights as adults to live as they please were being violated. Their status was made into a TV reality show called Sister Wives.

Polygamist groups are hailing the ruling.

As you may remember if you studied U.S. History, Utah was forced to outlaw polygamy as a condition for entering the union. Now if the ruling is upheld on appeal, I suspect the federal government will do nothing. It certainly won't expel Utah from the union.

First, same-sex marriage, now polygamy. Senator Santorum said humans-and-animals would follow. Anyone want to make fun of that prediction? Anything goes today because we have rejected God.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: December 17, 2013