Saturday, June 25, 2005

Do You, Pastorius, Take These ...?

What the ...? From World Net Daily:

The president of the American Civil Liberties Union says polygamy is among the "fundamental rights" that her organization will continue to defend.

During a question-and-answer session after a speech at Yale University, ACLU president Nadine Strossen stated that her organization has "defended the right of individuals to engage in polygamy," reported AgapePress, noting that the comments cited by the Yale Daily News received little attention.

The student paper said Strossen was responding to a "student's question about gay marriage, bigamy, and polygamy."

The ACLU chief said her organization defends "the freedom of choice for mature, consenting individuals," making it "the guardian of liberty ... defend[ing] the fundamental rights of all people."

National Review correspondent Ramesh Ponnuru says the ACLU might be defending a right for people to establish households in this way without necessarily fighting for governmental recognition of polygamous marriages.

"Even if so," Ponnuru concludes, "it is hard to see how the ACLU, on its own principles, could stop short of demanding a change to the marriage laws to allow for polygamy."

The Left are looking more and more like the Islamofascists everyday. Amnesty International says Gitmo is a Gulag. Durbin says our troops are like Nazis. And now, the ACLU wants polygamy.

Admittedly, it's people on the right who would be more likely to want to stone gays, but at least we don't hear any credible sources calling for such action.