“Marriage equality”: The ongoing saga

SCOTUS’ redefinition of marriage: The can of worms has been opened

The Billings Gazette reports that a Montana man and his two wives have applied for a marriage license.

Claiming the Supreme Court’s decision redefining marriage allows for polygamy, Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage.

Collier, 46, said last week’s landmark ruling on same-sex unions inspired him to legitimize his marriage to his second wife. The trio has seven children of their own and from previous relationships

Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy. Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. “It’s about marriage equality,” Collier said. “You can’t have this without polygamy.

Yellowstone County clerk officials initially denied his application, and then said they would consult with the county attorney’s office before giving him a final answer, Collier said.

The county attorney’s civil division chief, Kevin Gillen, said he is reviewing Montana’s bigamy laws and expects to send a formal response to Collier by next week. “I think he deserves an answer,” Gillen said, but added his review is finding that “the law simply doesn’t provide for that yet.”


The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday made same-sex marriages legal nationwide. In his dissent Chief Justice John Roberts said people in polygamous relationships could make the same legal argument that not having the opportunity to marry disrespects and subordinates them.

In this instance, Roberts was right.

15 Responses to “Marriage equality”: The ongoing saga

  1. jakesez says:

    They should include the horse they rode in on and make it a foursome

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Your comment brings to mind the liberal stampede against my former Congressman JD Hayworth. Following the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage several years ago he noted that Massachusetts defined marriage as ‘the “establishment of intimacy.”

      He wittily mentioned that with that state’s redefinition of marriage, a person who had deep affection for his horse, could marry his horse. For his quip, the media descended on him like locusts on a new crop.

      • Steve says:

        In light of last week’s Supreme Court decision and with people now declaring their pets to be “their family,” and “their children” and PETA equating the raising of chickens for food with the extermination of humans during the Nazi Holocaust, it turns out Hayworth’s remark was even more farsighted than first thought. The left has worked diligently to eradicate all distinctions between creatures and humans. You can’t even be a “pet owner’ anymore. Pets are now your “companions” and you “adopt” them the same as human children. We own two dogs, both of which I enjoy. They are nowhere near to being my children, however. Our college-age kids share our DNA and resemble my wife and I in numerous ways. We travel together as a family and have revealing conversations. I bought my pets with cold, hard cash. They are happy to see me when I bring them nourishment and rub their bellies. Occasional differences adide, our family loves one another. Vast differences.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    via breitbart, today:

    “Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

    The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday by 129-26 with five abstaining. . . . ”

  3. Doc says:

    So…just a question.
    Can I marry my MOTORCYCLE? Anyone that sez no is a discriminatory bigot & needs to be sued & SILENCED!

    • azgary says:

      well, I will take it one step further.

      let me get some legalized polygamy going and marry my house, car, boat and dog and give me a whole lot of “dependents” and deductions to roll around for the Infernal Revenue DIS-service on april 15th/tax day.

      and as you say, anybody who disapproves is a bigot needing to be sued and silenced.

      the country has gone insane.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I wonder how this new ‘marriage equality’ law will affect the Mormon religion. Will the law be more ‘equal’ for some than it is for others.

  5. jon jensen says:

    The log cabin republicans are now going to have many more join them. This will be good for business community.

  6. Ajo Joe says:

    Obama did not support gay marriage until he began courting that constituency in his presidential campaign:


    The Clintons were also supporters of traditional marriage (not their own!!) before political expediency changed their minds.


  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Gee, look how he’s ‘evolved’ since his first run for president. This guy should get an Oscar. King of the Liars.

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