You may have seen the news, yesterday, that a federal judge in Utah struck part of the state’s ban on polygamy.

In effect, the judge decriminalized polygamy, although he did not go so far as to say the state must give legal recognition to plural “marriages.”

The judge’s ruling relied in part on court rulings same-sex marriage activists have obtained over the years, specifically citing Lawrence v. Texas, a case that has been central to virtually every lawsuit over same-sex marriage, including the Supreme Court decision last summer to strike part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

We’ve written before about how polygamists hope to benefit from same-sex marriage. Now it’s happening. Polygamist cults in Utah are riding the coattails of same-sex marriage.

Below is a video of Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins discussing the issue on CNN last night.

Click here to read more about the court ruling.

Click here to read the judge’s opinion.