Now that the Supreme Court has decided that traditional marriage is just wrong, and legal marriage should only consider whether the people involved really love each other, it is time for Idaho’s Legislature to take the next step. Why should we deny the rights of multiple people to be married, if all of the partners truly love one another? It is time for Idaho to “delete the words” that make plural marriages illegal.
The Prophet Muhammed practiced plural marriage. If one man and 16 women, or one woman and 16 men, or five women and four men all want to marry each other and all love each other, the government and society have no right to deny what the Supreme Court has described as a ceremony embodying “a love that may endure even past death ... these men and women (do not) disrespect the idea of marriage. They ... respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.” And the wonderful thing about Idaho legalizing plural marriage is that we would force every other state to do the same thing. I demand that Idaho Legislators delete the words that outlaw plural marriage.
Peter Humm, Mountain Home