Gohmert: DOMA decision means polygamy now justifiable

Without defining marriage as between a man and a woman, "you really don't end up with a good place to put a limit"

Jillian Rayfield
June 29, 2013 12:59AM (UTC)

Rep. Louie Gohmert again decried the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, saying in a speech on the House floor that without a law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, legalizing polygamy and bigamy will also now be "justifiable."

"Once you move marriage beyond the scope of a man and a woman, you really don't end up with a good place to put a limit," Gohmert, R-Texas, said, adding: "I think polygamy is wrong, bigamy is wrong, and it's a crime in many places -- but how will that be justifiable now that the court has removed this? There's some [who] believe polygamy is a way to go."


h/t the Huffington Post.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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