Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scalia, the Prophet

It's not decided yet....but it's one to watch.

The lawsuit is not demanding that states recognize polygamous marriage. Instead, the lawsuit builds on a 2003 United States Supreme Court decision, Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down state sodomy laws as unconstitutional intrusions on the “intimate conduct” of consenting adults. It will ask the federal courts to tell states that they cannot punish polygamists for their own “intimate conduct” so long as they are not breaking other laws, like those regarding child abuse, incest or seeking multiple marriage licenses.

...Making polygamous unions illegal, they argue, violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment, as well as the free exercise, establishment, free speech and freedom of association clauses of the First Amendment.

The article goes on to mention Scalia's prophesy.

Next: goats!!

HT: Althouse

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"This is what's known as 'legislating morality': requiring that the right thing be done."

I wonder where I've heard this before...