What happened to their commitment to multiculturalism? How can they pass such a racist law?
(Folks, don’t get excited. That’s an example of what you Americans call “sarcasm.”)
From The Telegraph, with thanks to Twostellas:
The Irish government confirmed yesterday that it has ordered all men from Islamic countries seeking residency to sign a sworn affidavit rejecting polygamy.
Muslim men also have to agree they will not seek residency for a second wife if granted Irish citizenship. A man must swear he has “one spouse only” and “has no intention of entering into a simultaneous marriage”.
A spokesman for the Department of Justice in Dublin said: “Obviously, we don’t recognise polygamy under Irish law.”
The Irish Council of Civil Liberties said the enforcement was “despicable”.
Did you catch that? The Irish Council of Civil Liberties. Will the ACLU start plumping for polygamy soon? Where will the human rights groups come down on this issue? And it would seem that feminists would have something to say about treating women as commodities. We’ll see, I’m sure.
CORRECTION: We already have seen. The ACLU already supports polygamists in the USA. Thanks to GL for the link.