A polygamous family featured in the reality television show “Sister Wives” asked the justices Sept. 12 to review a lower-court ruling that had reversed a federal judge’s decision in favor of the polygamists. The high court will decide in the months ahead whether to grant review and rule on the case.
Defenders of the biblical and historic view of marriage already were following the case and will continue to do so to see if the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage will extend beyond its incorporation of same-sex relationships. The justices legalized gay marriage in 2015.
Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pointed out during his Sept. 13 podcast there “isn’t any great groundswell of support” for legalizing polygamy but that could change quickly. [Read more…]