Friday, November 25, 2011

And On The Polygamy Front ...

"Tonight?  Eanie meanie mynie moe ..."
In a victory for common sense and human decency, a British Columbia court has upheld Canada's 120 year-old anti-polygamy law, although the case will likely be appealed within days - perhaps directly to the Supreme Court of Canada (presided over by Out Here's very own Chief Justice Bev McLaughlin).  B.C. Chief Justice Robert Bauman found that the prohibition of polygamy prevents harm to women, children and society in general, and is consistent with Canada's international human rights obligations.  The case wound up in B.C.'s highest court after the province botched an earlier attempt to prosecute two leaders of the Fundamentalist Mormon sect in Bountiful, B.C., Winston Blackmore and James Oler.  Perhaps now that Canadian justice is congruent with the U.S. on this issue (Fundamentalist Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs was convicted of sex crimes last spring), it can throw these two Canadian perverts and their ilk in jail for a long, long time.  Polygamy has no place in Canadian society, and dirty old men are slowly finding that out.