In Canada, the legalization of Same-Sex Marriage is now paving the way for the legaization of polygamy. The AP reports:
Canada’s decision to legalize gay marriage has paved the way for polygamy to be legal as well, a defense lawyer said Wednesday as the two leaders of rival polygamous communities made their first court appearance.
The case is the first to test Canada’s polygamy laws.
Winston Blackmore, 52, and James Oler, 44, are each accused of being married to more than one woman at a time. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, British Columbia Attorney General Wally Oppal said.
But Blackmore’s lawyer, Blair Suffredine, said during a telephone interview that marriage standards in Canada have changed.
“If (homosexuals) can marry, what is the reason that public policy says one person can’t marry more than one person?” said Suffredine, a former provincial lawmaker. Canada’s Parliament extended full marriage rights to same-sex couples in 2005.
The goal of the liberal, Anti-Family movement is to create a genderless society that is run by the state – void of religion, marriage and parents. They hope for a pleasure-filled culture with no responsibilities and zero accountability. As demonstrated in Canada, each victory claimed by Anti-Family groups, such as the legalization of gay marriage, will place the family on the fast track toward total destruction. Let us urge our leaders and lawmakers to look abroad and see the harsh realities that await us if we allow the radical Anti-Family movement to roll forth.
For more than 30 years United Families International has been devoted to maintaining and strengthening the family as the fundamental unit of society. UFI has always been engaged in defending traditional marriage and standing up to the Anti-Family agenda. UFI opposes Same-Sex Marriage for several reasons, including the facts that:
- Same-Sex Marriage endangers freedom of religion
- Same-Sex Marriage puts parental rights in danger
- Gay Marriage would have serious negative effects on public schools
- Same-Sex Marriage would force lawyers and other professionals to compromise their beliefs
- Gay Marriage would severely hinder the exercises of many other liberties that people all over the world enjoy