7/13/11: Is Legal Polygamy Next?

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In a New York Times opinion piece, ominously titled “How Moral Norms Evolve,” Stanford University Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks claims the cases against polygamy and incest are not nearly as strong as most people imagine.

He writes, “Over time, our moral assessments of these practices will shift, just as they have with interracial marriage and same sex marriage. We will begin to take seriously questions that now seem beyond the pale: Should a man and two wives be permitted to live together as a family when they assert that their religious convictions lead them to do so?

Meanwhile, the ACLU’s official policy position for the past 20 years has been that prohibiting polygamy is unconstitutional.

It appears for those on the left, the evolution has begun.