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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:
"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