Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fundamental Paradise

A few weeks ago Uganda passed and enacted one the the most repugnant laws of the 21st Century (so far!), it's neighbor Kenya is headed in the same direction, but first they are laying the ground work to a religious-right fantasy camp (emphasis on "camp") that Kentucky can only dream of.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial marriage bill legalising polygamy.

It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners.

Controversy surrounded an amendment to the bill, supported by many male MPs, allowing men to take more wives without consulting existing spouses.
Looks like a season of Sister-Wives on vacation is in the offing.

Good job, once again, American Christian Right.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

And, apparently, it's a direct violation of the Kenyan constitution, which guarantees (officially, anyway, not necessarily in practice) equal rights for all, including gender.

Polygamy, yes, polyandry, no. Ah, thank those wonderful patriarchal religions for this one.

Grung_e_Gene said...

But, they've also outlawed Homosexuality, on pain of death, so what are all the straight men who don't have money going to do when they can't find a suitable partner?

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