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Do bigamy laws prevent justice?

In this article it shows where a marriage was abandoned, and the man remarried. After his death his "legal" wife and his wife at his death ended up in court over his pension. I think it should have been divided between them, but the judge ruled that the second marriage was void because the bigamy laws made the first marriage valid since there was no divorce, and therefore the second marriage was invalid. Is this a good example of where the bigamy laws prevented a man from taking care of one of his wives?



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Bigamy laws of Texas challenged…

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.

http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/au … or-oct-25/

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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Federal bigamy and anti-polygamy laws

After considering a recent ruling by a Federal Judge that the Federal DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) was unconstitutional because it interfered with States rights to define marriage; I started wondering about the Constitutionality of the Federal bigamy and anti-polygamy laws.

It seems obvious to me that the Federal bigamy and anti-polygamy laws dictate to States that they have to follow specific religious doctrinal guidelines when it comes to defining marriage. Clearly the Federal Government was never granted the powers to enact, much less enforce such laws governing marriage, by the Constitution. In fact the bigamy and anti-polygamy laws seem to contradict the spirit of the Constitution which grants the free practice of religion. If marriage isn’t a religious institution then I don’t know what is.


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