This is what is going to be coming out of the Fundies mouths now. "We told you the slippery slope was real, look at what is happening in Canada."
Here is the story from the Desert News
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada's legalization of same-sex marriage will be used in the defense of two men charged with polygamy earlier this month, a lawyer for one of the men said Wednesday.
I cannot see this happening due to the fact of the legal ramifications that will arise. It is one thing that our system, as well as the Canadian, already has laws pertaining to two people entering into and desolving a marriage. However, as it was brought up in the Iowa Supreme Court same sex marriage case, polygamist marriages would have to get an entirely new set of laws. How would separation of marital assets be if the man decided to divorce one or more of his wives? Would the other wives be able to claim visitation rights to the other children in the "marriage"? Who would be able to claim any social security or death benefits when the man dies? What if the wifes differed on how to deal with medical emergencies?
I mean there are a completely different set of laws and rules that need to be created just for this type of marriage. Equal protection cannot be invoked in this way, because there are no laws that pertain to it.