Ezra Furman

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 13

1. John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor in California, once equated homosexuality with polygamy and bestiality. At a Values Voter Presidential Debate in September 2007, the San Diego businessman said w...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 1

1. A gay couple in Seattle say they were attacked by a group yelling homophobic slurs while attending a Pride event on Sunday. 2. “By allowing high-status men to hoard wives at the expense of lower-status me...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 28

1. "I think also they want to abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults would be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that ...
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Gay parallels to ‘Sister Wives’ family’s challenge of Utah bigamy law?

Brown family sues Utah over bigamy laws

Gay marriage opponents have long used the ridiculous argument that allowing gay marriage opens up the legal system to all kinds of marriages — including polygamous marriages in which one man is married to several women.

Today marks a strange twist in that logic as the lawyer for Kody Brown and his four wives, stars of TLC's polygamy reality series “Sister Wives,” announced that the Browns plans to sue the state of Utah over its bigamy law, which goes beyond criminalizing multiple marriage licenses and actually prohibits married people from purporting to marry another person, or live with another person in a marriage-like way.

Here's how the ALCU sums it up: