Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2013
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Federal Court Striking Polygamy Law One of Many Consequences of Marriage Redefinition


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups striking down Utah's law against polygamy:

"Within the last week, the American people have witnessed two serious consequences of redefining marriage: a Colorado baker is risking jail if he refuses to obey a court order to bake a cake for same-sex 'weddings' in contradiction to his Christian faith and now a federal judge cites same-sex marriage in his decision striking down Utah's law against polygamy.    This court ruling altering over a century of established public policy once again warns Americans that same-sex marriage is less about the marriage altar than it is fundamentally altering America's moral, political and cultural landscape.

"This decision is a real war on women and children as polygamy is a practice that has historically devalued the role of women and undermined the equality of a husband and wife that has become the standard in Western Civilization.

"The increasing awareness of the collateral cultural and religious carnage that accompanies the redefinition of natural marriage will cause the debate over same-sex marriage to intensify, not abate, despite the media's relative silence and homosexual activists increasing campaign of intimidation.

"The multiple bouquets that may be thrown as this decision was handed down, may very well give the American people the inspiration to push back against those redefining natural marriage and with it the very underpinnings of America as it has been known," concluded Perkins.

To read an analysis of Friday's decision by Judge Waddoups, click here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/14/Federal-Judge-Rules-Laws-Against-Polygamy-Unconstitutional

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