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City In Louisiana Makes Polygamy Legal

Polygamy is legal in DeQuincy, Louisiana
Written by Jimmy Rustling
Polygamy is legal in DeQuincy, Louisiana

The city of DeQuincy, Louisiana has made polygamy legal with the first marriage taking place yesterday. (AP Photo/Dennis System, File) / AP

DeQuincy, LA — Controversial news is coming out of Louisiana today as one small town has made polygamy legal. Voters approved the mandate by a 61%-39% margin with all parishes reporting, according to returns from the State Board of Elections.

The Mayor of DeQuincy, Tom Downey, spoke to CBS News about the new law the city has implemented making it legal for a man to have multiple wives and vice versa.

“There’s no gosh darn reason that if a man loves a woman, and another woman and another woman and maybe even another woman, they shouldn’t all be allowed to get married,” said Downey. “DeQuincy is setting the precedent on polygamy in this country and I can only hope that other cities and states follow the fine example that we are setting.”

The first polygamy marriage happened yesterday and was performed by the Reverend William J. Reed of the 1st DeQuincy Baptist Church. The wedding drew extreme criticism and outrage from some of the citizens of the town.

Maynard Jenkins, who is the town’s sheriff, spoke with local news station KPLC 7 about the incident.



“Our very own Marry Sue Hawthorn, who’s just a peach, a pretty little white girl, well she took it upon herself to marry four big ol’ negro boys,” Jenkins said. “It was distasteful, disgusting and just plain wrong. But as Sheriff of this town, and with this new law now in place, there was nothing I could do to stop it. But trust me, she’ll learn to regret it when she gets the AIDS or some other disease they carry.”

DeQuincy resident, 33-year-old Brandon Adams, told local news station DQLA6 that he is excited about the new law.

“I think it’s the best thing ever to happen to this town,” Adams said. “I have threesomes and foursomes all the time and sometimes it is frowned upon by my neighbors and parents and stuff. But now I can do it legally, every day, all day long and no one can say nothin’,” Adams continued. “Though, with all this good now, there’s also gonna be the bad. I am worried about the other guys out there that might get the same good idea as me and move to our town. DeQuincy is a small, peaceful place, with good folks and it doesn’t need more dudes cock-blocking me, that’s for sure.”

Paul Horner, president and founder of Sock It Forward, a group who works to provide the homeless and less fortunate with new socks, told reporters he agrees with what the city of DeQuincy is doing.

“The government has no right to tell you who you can and can’t marry. What DeQuincy is doing is the definition of marriage equality and I applaud them for it. I personally wouldn’t want two wives, but as long as it’s not bothering me, why should I care? In the end love always wins.”

There are federal laws against polygamy, but as of late, it has been the states and individual cities that are making the laws on this subject. Despite the fact many people exercise their constitutional right to engage in personal relationships as they see fit, local governance in states where polygamy is widespread like Utah and Colorado have attempted to prevent such cohabitation on moral grounds. Suffice to say there have been few convictions over recent decades.

At the time of this press release, the governor and state officials in Louisiana have yet to make a formal statement concerning the legalization of polygamy in DeQuincy.

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36 Comments

  • This is a defiant act against God! The Bible says marriage is between ONE man and ONE woman. DeQuincy should be ashamed of itself!

    • No the Bible allows morthen one wife, the Bible allows as many women a man would like.
      It was the Crunch that put an limit on the women.

    • Where does the Bible say that, Sarah L.? Last I checked ‘god’ graced David with multiple wives and would have given him even more if they weren’t enough.

      “…I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.”

      — 2 Samuel 12:8

    • What Bible do you read ? Abraham, Jacob and David had more than one wife. Solomon had 700 wives. If these Men of the Most High God were wrong why didn’t the Most High correct them? Start in Genesis 4:19, Genesis 25:1, 1 Kings 11:3, just to mention a few scriptures. The Bible does say in 1 Timothy 3:2 a Deacon or leader in the church, should be the husband of one wife. Personally two wives should be enough, because it’s hard enough pleasing one all the time.

    • That’s just the definition of marriage in the Bible, not the limitation! The Bible has ton of stories about many prophets and other believers hacing more than one wife. In fact, Islam made the limitation and equalization of the wives in polygamy.

  • I live in Dequincy. This is really happening right now, but the state is currently trying to revoke the law… so there’s A LOT of people getting married right now while this is still law

  • My grandma is marrying three street bums for the tax breaks. I’m defo gonna move into her spare room shortly… gotta make the move before all the young fillies get snapped up! Peace.

    • Now let me ask you, why would a woman way past her prime, who already has a good man, and who sure doesn’t want more men to wait on, want to move where she can have more husbands. That would be like having a house full of kids again. Lol. I don’t even cook anymore. I enjoy a joke too but I can assure you I don’t want more husbands lol. Shame on you for using my name. Oh, and we live in Parishes not counties.

  • In so happy that’s it’s finally legal…. myself n my 2 women have been together for year 10 years… I’m estactic n getting driving directions to there now…. n for those who follow the bible majority of the prophets that you praise to had multiple wives…. do your research it was very common until the changing of the King James version… a man n his counsel dictated the new laws…. I wish all who live a polygamy lifestyle congratulations. …

  • The sheriff Maynard Jenkins is the biggest idiot in that backwoods town. The comments he made are unexceptable and very ignorant. I can’t believe we still have racist inbred idiots in key positions. That why I left Louisiana they can have it.

  • Don’t knock it till you try it, this is the best thing since paper and pencil im glad we reelected our current Mayor that other guy wouldnt have went for this im proud to say I from DeQuincy now if we could just do away with integration we will be doing just fine

  • I’m happy you guys can celebrate in a union with one another and I am so very happy for y’all enjoy it is sad some people will never understand the happiness and love you have for each other they are small minded

  • I DON’T EXPECT MOST NON-CHRISTIANS TO EXCEPT WHAT THUS SAYS THE LORD, SO I’LL SAY TO THEM READ A KING JAMES BIBLE, BUT TO CHRISTIANS DON’T BE A HYPOCRITE YOU CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO BELIEVE AS TRUTH FROM THE BIBLE. THE BIBLE SUPPORTS MULTIPLE WIVES, IT’S THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE, MEN OF THE MOST HIGH WHO WERE LED BY THE MOST HIGH HAD MORE THEN ONE WIFE. THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE CHURCH TODAY, THEY DON’T WANT TO FOLLOW THE SCRIPTURES WHEN IT SAY’S, “IT IS WRITTEN” OR “AS IT IS WRITTEN” OR “THUS SAYS THE LORD” OR “THE LORD SPAKE UNTO”. MATTHEW 4:4, 1 CORINTHIANS 1:31, 1 CORINTHIANS 2:9, MATT 21:13, EX. 14:1 JUST TO MENTION A FEW. 2 PETER 1:20 SAY “NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION”, OR THE WHOLE WORD OF GOD AS WELL (BIBLE). THAT MEANS OUR PERSONAL OPINIONS, BELIEFS OR VIEWS DON’T COUNT. IF YOU EXPECT TO BE SAVED YOU NEED TO START EXCEPTING THE BIBLE AS IT IS WRITTEN. THE BIBLE SUPPORTS MULTIPLE WIVES, BELIEVE IT OR NOT/ LIKE IT OR NOT.

  • i support it love is love and religion shouldnt change if a person married more then one bc what happen to the freedom we r all suppose to have

  • I am African and polygyny is quite tribal. Having a sister-wife is like having a best friend who is also family. We cook, clean,.do laundry and shop together. It can be very peaceful. Also, one aiatwrqife can remain at home to homeschool thw children. If each wife works, that is more financial stability. It is far more than just sex. That is a very small aspect of the marriage.

  • More than a good thing. Polygny is natural,there is no longer any reason to have the practice remain a legal taboo. More congratulations to the Mayor.

    • Mike here again. Reviewing the article. The city voted this in. Polygyny is natural human behavior.. it is about time that people are beginning to accept this. I will start out by saying that I am a fairly conservative man. And not a Christian! I also have two wives. Louisiana isn’t somewhere that I would want to live. Been through the State years ago. Contrary to some comments on the FLDS women. My ladies are College educated. One had a course of study on polygyny, in college. In Africa. (She is white by the way…) . And I am very proud of both of them!

  • Mike here again. All of the posts here, on. This subject. I went to read the Constitution. I refer to Article 4. Section 1. The full Faith and Credit paragraph. Stating that full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and Judicial Proceedings of every other State; And the Congress may by General Laws prescribe the manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shal be proved, and the Effect thereof..
    To put it most Plainly, this. Goes to mean that a Marriage performed in De Quincy. Must be Acknowledged by every Town, City, and State in the Country! A Marriage performed in De Quincy, Must be Acknowledgeby every State in the Country. Polygynous, or Not! If it is Recorded, And Recognized in De Quincy. Then it must be Acknowledged Every where in the Country! You don’t have to be a Resident of De Quincy, Or of Louisiana. Otherwise Las Vegas Nevada would have to close All the little marriage Chapels there! All the voters that supported the new law are to be congratulated for their vote! And the Mayor as well.

  • This is a good question. Precisely what is wrtten into the law? Could someone please post the complete law here. That would be appreciated.. myself, Mattie,, and Joyce would like to know…

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