Bigamy is not a crime
I don’t watch much TV, so it came as a bit of a surprise a new reality show on TLC, featuring a polygamist couple, has recently attracted the attention of Utah police. They are investigating the show in order to see if they can prosecute Kody Brown and his three “wives” for bigamy. This so-called crime carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in jail if found guilty.
It’s doubtful this will go anywhere, since Brown is only legally married to one of them, but the very fact the government thinks it has a right to persecute people who choose to live this way is ridiculous. Say what you will about the religious reasons for this polygamy; I for one find it totally unacceptable that plural marriages are against the law. What exactly is this law designed to protect? It’s just another form of discrimination, more of the “marriage police” trying to tell us all how to live. I think so long as people are happy and aren’t hurting anyone else, than the hell is the harm? If you can’t answer that question, then your law is just plain wrong. It really is that simple.
NOTE: Does anyone else remember a time when The Learning Channel had programs designed to actually teach you something? Me neither.