Lindsey Graham asked Eric Holder’s potential replacement to explicate the constitutional difference between gay marriage and polygamy.
January 28, 2015

I saw this and (as one of my Southern friends used to say), I about fell out of the porch swing when Lindsey played the damned polygamy card at Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) got down to the nitty-gritty in the Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, asking Eric Holder’s potential replacement to explicate the constitutional difference between gay marriage and polygamy.

“If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, it violates the constitution for a state to try to limit marriage between a man and a woman, that’s clearly the law of the land unless there’s a constitutional amendment to change it, what legal rationale will be in play that would prohibit polygamy?” Graham asked.

“What’s the legal difference between a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional? Could you try to articulate how one could be banned under the constitution and the other not?”

Oh, Lindsey. You're such a right-wing tool.

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