An activist federal judge ruled on Friday that polygamy is now essentially legal in the United States. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups recklessly decided that reality TV stars Kody Brown and his four “wives” could not be prosecuted for polygamy, even though the Utah law against the practice is the strongest in the nation.
Once again, one federal judge has taken it upon himself to redefine the institution of marriage, overriding the will of the people as expressed through their elected representatives again. This is exactly how California’s Prop 8 wound up being overturned by the Supreme Court: it started with a radical ruling by a renegade district judge.
We warned from the beginning that once the biblical standard of man-woman marriage was breached, there would be no logical place to stop. Though we have been accused of exaggerating and scare-mongering, this ruling shows that we were right all along to sound the alarm. Bans against incest are now at risk of being overturned.
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association