Hate Group Coalition Claims Marriage Equality Bill Will Legalize Polygamy, Open Marriage, Incestuous Marriage

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

Senate Republicans are feeling the pressure to defend marriage and the natural family, as two large grassroots coalitions warn them that a controversial bill will fuel frivolous litigation and subject the most fundamental unit of society to an infinite variety of experimentation and tampering.

H.R. 8404, which proponents of redefining marriage have dubbed the “Respect for Marriage” Act, would require states to accept any marriage legally recognized in any other state “without any parameters whatsoever,” one of the coalitions notes.

“This would include plural marriages, time-bound marriages, open marriages, marriages involving a minor or relative, platonic marriages, or any other new marriage definition that a state chooses to adopt, including through undemocratic imposition by a state Supreme Court,” wrote 83 grassroots organizations led by the Alliance Defending Freedom in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

The ADF letter was signed by the distinguished leaders of 83 nonprofits, ministries, and universities, including Rev. Franklin Graham, Dr. Albert Mohler, Kevin Roberts of the Heritage Foundation, Kelly Shackelford of First Liberty Institute, Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project, Ryan Anderson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Mat Staver of Liberty Council, Brian Burch of CatholicVote, Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader, and Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy.