The lawyer for a British Columbia man charged with having 20 wives says he'll use the same-sex marriage law as a defense.No word yet on whether he will use the gay marriage defense to support underage marriage too... or his affections for his cow...
The lawyer, Blair Suffredine, says gays can marry in Canada, so why can't a man have more than one wife. The lawyer says standards have changed.
He's representing 52-year-old Winson Blackmore, leader of a polygamous group in Bountiful, in southeastern British Columbia.
He appeared in court briefly yesterday in Creston and the case was continued to Feb. 18.
Another man from a rival polygamous group in Bountiful, James Oler, also appeared in court, charged with marrying two women. Oler is a follower of Warren Jeffs and a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Seriously, though, we don't know how the gay marriage thing is going to be used except that it will be. Sounds like very dangerous territory for them to be walking into.
And the "Christianists" will certainly be all over this like man on man action.
Grr.... I can't get over my distaste for Mormonism. Does that make me a bigot, or just a right-thinking individual?