Louie Gohmert: DOMA Decision Means Laws Against Polygamy No Longer Justifiable
The Supreme Court’s decision finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional opens the door to legalized bigamy and polygamy, conservative Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert suggested Friday.
Gohmert made his comments in his typical week-ending remarks on the House floor, belittling the “holy quintet” of justices who wrote the majority opinion by saying they had broken the wise words of the biblical King Solomon that “there was nothing new under the sun.”
The justices, Gohmert said, decided improperly that modern marriage between same-sex couples is a new development that requires equal protection under the Fifth Amendment.
And that decision, he argued, will pave the way for multiple-partner marriages.
“Once you move marriage beyond the scope of a man and a woman, you really don’t end up with a good place to put a limit,” said Gohmert, who also argued that such practices were a mile-marker on a nation’s way to the “dustbin of history.”