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Utah Polygamist Invokes Ruling on Gay Sex


— December 1, 2003

A lawyer for a Utah man with five wives argued Monday that his polygamy convictions should be thrown out following a Supreme Court decision decriminalizing gay sex.

The nation’s high court in June struck down a Texas sodomy law, ruling that what gay men and women do in the privacy of their homes is no business of government.

It’s no different for polygamists, argued Tom Green’s attorney, John Bucher, to the Utah Supreme Court.

“It doesn’t bother anyone, (and with) no compelling state interest in what you do in your own home with consenting adults, you should be allowed to do so,” Bucher said.

Read all about it here from Newsday.com.


A lawyer for a Utah man with five wives argued Monday that his polygamy convictions should be thrown out following a Supreme Court decision decriminalizing gay sex.

The nation’s high court in June struck down a Texas sodomy law, ruling that what gay men and women do in the privacy of their homes is no business of government.

It’s no different for polygamists, argued Tom Green’s attorney, John Bucher, to the Utah Supreme Court.

“It doesn’t bother anyone, (and with) no compelling state interest in what you do in your own home with consenting adults, you should be allowed to do so,” Bucher said.

Read all about it here from Newsday.com.

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