Texas Polygamy Case
The images we have all seen of the families involved in the Texas polygamy case are disturbing. It doesn't matter where one's opinion lies - the whole situation is simply disturbing.
I would not agree to live in a plural marriage, no matter how often my husband jokes about finding another wife. But I do believe that people should be able to choose their lifestyles. I am strongly in favor of changing our marriage laws to provide gays and lesbians the chance to marry. In my mind, polygamy is not all that different as long as the marriage partners are consenting adults.
It is interesting to note that CPS in Texas decided that accusations of teen girls being forced to marry justified the detention of over 400 children, some of them INFANTS. According to CPS's own information, 90% of the children detained were in no imminent danger.
It is for this reason that I'm crying "FOUL." Over the last decade I have seen some extraordinary silliness in CPS cases, usually perpetrated on families who are ill equipped to fight back. If you stand by and say nothing as multiple families are torn apart, then you may find yourself on the receiving end of the same bitter medicine with no one to speak out for you.
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