Albany, N.Y., Dec 2, 2003 / 22:00 pm
The Supreme Court decision decriminalizing sodomy led a Utah man with five wives to argue in court Dec. 1 that his bigamy convictions should be dismissed, reported the Associated Press.
In June, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas sodomy law, ruling that what homosexual men and women do in the privacy of their homes is no business of government.
It's no different for polygamists, argued Tom Green's attorney, John Bucher, to the Utah Supreme Court. Bucher argued that the state has no interest in what consenting adults do in their own home and they should be allowed to do as they please, reported the AP. “It doesn't bother anyone," Bucher said.
The state said the court should reject the appeal because Green failed to raise the issue during his trial more than two years ago or anywhere else along the judicial path since then, said the AP.