Polygamists are celebrating the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings, Buzzfeed reports :
The Supreme Courts rulings in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday were greeted with excitement by polygamists across the country, who viewed the gay rights victory as a crucial step toward the countrys inevitable acceptance of plural marriage.
Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the courts decision as a sign that societys stringent attachment to traditional family values is evolving.
I was very glad . . . The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore, said Wilde. Now its grandparents taking care of kids, single parents, gay parents. I think people are more and more understanding that as consenting adults, we should be able to raise a family however we choose.
Were very happy with it, said Joe Darger, a Utah-based polygamist who has three wives. I think [the court] has taken a step in correcting some inequality, and thats certainly something thats going to trickle down and impact us.