"After learning of the ruling Saturday afternoon, Marvin Wyler exclaimed "hallelujah" and said polygamy never should have been criminalized in the first place. Wyler — who left The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints more than a decade ago but continues to believe in polygamy — said that in the past polygamists feared legal repercussions for their criminalized lifestyle. The ruling lifts that threat — which surprised Charlette Wyler, a wife of Marvin’s."
Well, well, I went to grad School in Salt Lake and always have thought that Mormons are among the most civic minded and decent people I have ever met. Their theology is bizarre but, then, what theology is not weird?
The Utah Territory outlawed polygamy as a condition for admission to the Union as a state. I have always though that was a senseless intrusion into what should be private family business.
My Fearless Forecast is that there will not be a an appeal by Utah against this decision and what will follow is an elimination of laws against polygamy. this wil affect Mormons and Muslims across the country. pl