Montana residents are waiting to see if a man’s lawsuit to legally marry two women will lead to legalization of polygamy in the state.
A man who has a relationship with two women filed suit to overturn the state's bigamy laws and gain the right to be legally married to both women. Jeff Laszloffy, president of the Montana Family Foundation, tells OneNewsNow a federal magistrate has ruled in the first step of the legal process.
“The court said the same thing that the attorney general said, that there's no credible threat that Montana's bigamy laws will be enforced, and therefore the defendants don't have a case,” he says.
“Federal Judge Susan Waters can still rule on the case. This isn't the final word, but basically it's a matter of standing as defined by the magistrate, and the facts of the case have not been ruled on yet.”
Laszloffy says traditional marriage proponents warned that if homosexual "marriage" was ruled to be legal, it would open the door for legalization of other deviations from natural marriage.
“This is the consummate slippery slope,” he remarks. “You could see this coming a mile away. We've talked about it for the past decade, and the courts have now placed us on this slope and we have no idea where we're going to finally wind up when all is said and done.”
Montana residents are anxiously waiting for a federal court ruling. The case could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.