Many people have asked why NOW is the time we need to focus on legalizing polygamy. The answer is simple. The timing is right!
The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling on June 26, 2015 legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states. With this massive win, those who support the liberal cause of human rights achieved a long awaited reward for all their hard effort. A right to homosexual marriage was unthinkable and honestly laughable just 20-30 years ago, but now this right is the recognized law of the land. In the ruling the Supreme Court majority decision clearly stated that marriage should be a broadly applicable right based on the human rights of “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” The minority opinion clearly stated that the ruling option created a situation which would prevent the Court from ruling against plural marriage or polygamy without significantly undermining the reasoning behind the ruling in favor of gay marriage.
Thankfully the prayers of the thousands of polygamists nationwide are being answered and doors are being opened for this important right to be recognized. Through advocacy and the spreading of this message we believe the public distaste for polygamy, current legal prohibitions against polygamy, and religious opposition to polygamy, will all eventually fall away. Just as today our country celebrates gay and trans-gendered causes, we believe our message will be heard loudly over time. It has to start somewhere. Now is the time to make that start!