Responding to a Supreme court ruling about same sex couples, There are demands for legalization of polygamy from Muslims in Itally as well as in U.S. Hamza Piccardo argued that if gay relationships, which Muslims disagree with, are a civil right then Italians must accept polygamy as a civil right too. The founder of the Union of Islamic Communities and Organisations (UCOII) in Italy took to Facebook to claim polygamy is a “civil right” and that Italy would benefit from the large number of Muslim births it would promote.
The UCOII president wrote: “When it comes to civil rights here, then polygamy is a civil right. Muslims do not agree with homosexual partnerships, and yet they have to accept a system that allows it. There is no reason why Italy should not accept polygamous marriages of consenting persons.”
The call for polygamy, from Italy’s largest Muslim umbrella group, was met with outrage by a number of politicians.
Debora Serracchiani, deputy chairman of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) said: “Centuries of fighting for women’s rights can not simply be brushed aside.”
“Polygamy has nothing to do with civil rights,” she added.
Paolo Grimoldi, an MEP for the anti mass migration Northern League, declared: “This is the moderate Islam, with which the Italian government intends to keep the dialogue open.”
Reflecting on the debate his Facebook post unleashed, Mr. Piccardo said: “A simple consideration of legal philosophy has sparked an uproar so grotesque as to be even funny.”
Doubling down on his earlier plea, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked body insisted polygamy is a civil right and a matter of “equality of citizens before the law”.
The former European Muslim Network spokesman also suggested Italy needs foreign labour and that polygamy would boost the nation’s economy.
Mr. Piccardo commented: “Do not underestimate the demographic action of polygamy. It would rebalance population decline and the consequent need for foreign labour.”
Youth unemployment in Italy has averaged at 40 per cent over the past year.
The legal recognition of civil partnerships has been highly controversial in Italy with its deep Catholic roots. In October, a representative from influential billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations attended an LGBT activist event in Rome.
The event, which lobbies the Synod of Bishops, was run by the newly formed Global Network of Rainbow Catholics. The network agitates against all Catholic scripture and Church decisions, language, and doctrine that it deems intolerant to homosexuals.
Open Society programme officer Peter Matjasic attended because, the foundation’s European communications officer said, it aligned with its mission to “promote equality and combat discrimination of minority groups”.
Soros’ foundation, which spent $827 million globally in 2014, has been very active in advancing gay marriage across Europe. Mr. Matjasic is particularly involved in this cause, his most recent Tweet praising an entire summer school in Ireland devoted to promoting same sex marriage.
Thing are worse in U.S. Not only Muslims but other polygamists are also demanding Supreme court to declare Polygamy as civil right. A polygamist says he should be allowed to marry two women thanks to the new US gay marriage ruling.
And Nathan Collier, 46, says he will sue his home state of Montana if they don’t let him legally wed his second bride.
Last week’s landmark US Supreme Court decision to legalise same-sex marriages inspired his decision, Mr Collier said.
The bigamist, from Billings, already has one legitimate wife, but says he married another in a “spiritual” ceremony earlier this week.
Now he wants a license from officials in Billings to legalize his marriages to both Christine and Vicki.
Bigamy and polygamy are illegal under both federal and Montana state law.
Mr Collier said the request took officials by surprise.
After “a lot of hesitancy and stuttering,” they told him the request would need vetting by the county attorney.
Neither the county clerk’s nor the attorney’s office responded to several requests for comment.
Mr Collier said grounds for his lawsuit would be pegged to the dissenting decision in last week’s ruling that the American Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex unions.
In his dissenting opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote: “If not having the opportunity to marry ‘serves to disrespect and subordinate’ gay and lesbian couples, why wouldn’t the same ‘imposition of this disability’ … serve to disrespect and subordinate people who find fulfillment in polyamorous relationships?”
Mr Collier, who owns a refrigeration firm in Billings, was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for committing polygamy, which the Mormon faith banned in 1890 in order for Utah to gain statehood.
Under Montana law, a person can be accused of the misdemeanor crime of bigamy if, while married, “the person knowingly contracts or purports to contract another marriage.”
Montana also makes it a misdemeanor crime to marry a bigamist if it’s known that person is already lawfully wed.