I did a Google search for Texas and bigamy and the third thing I came across was this article in the San Angelo Standard Times:
FLDS to target state bigamy laws
Nielsen’s next hearing is Sept. 13
* By Matthew Waller
* San Angelo Standard Times
* Posted August 24, 2010 at 2:16 p.m., updated August 24, 2010 at 9:06 p.m.
While I consider some of the practices of the FLDS to be flawed it seems that those who understand Biblical Marriage would have a vested interest in seeing this case won by the defendant. Is there anything we can do to support the defense and therefore the decriminalization of bigamy?
Once it is decriminalized an individual living in Texas would then be able to take his second wife and attempt to get a marriage license for her. When they turn him down he will not have to worry about criminal prosecution and can therefore file suit against the state for the right to legally marry his second wife and thereby challenge the anti-polygamy laws. It seems to me that we have a considerable interest in this trial and that it could potentially lead us down the path we have been attempting to go down.
The attorney defending the case is Kent Schaffer. Please at least send him an email showing your support. I am going to ask him what I can do to help including testifying to my beliefs as a Christian if that would be of any value to their case (unlikely). Perhaps if there were biblical scholars that could give testimony that would carry more weight with the courts…
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