RUSH: Karen in Billings, Montana, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: I just wanted to let you know that today — or I don’t know if it was today, but down at the courthouse, a polygamist went down to apply for an additional marriage license.
CALLER: It was on a news program this morning, so I’m assuming it was either last week or yesterday.
RUSH: Where did this happen? Where you live?
CALLER: Yeah, in Billings, Montana.
RUSH: You had somebody, a polygamist — wait a minute, now. You had a person that went to apply for a marriage license to marry a third person?
CALLER: Yeah, he was already married.
CALLER: And they went to apply for an additional license.
CALLER: And they were denied because you can’t do that. There was a box on there that says, “When was your last marriage dissolved” or whatever you call it.
CALLER: And they put N/A on there, that it didn’t apply, not applicable.
CALLER: Because they were still married.
CALLER: There is a video of it, and they played part of it and the clerk just said, “Well, if you’re not divorced then you can’t get married.”
RUSH: Well, for now.
RUSH: Was this before the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling?
CALLER: No. It was after.
RUSH: It was after.
CALLER: Hm-hm. Because the polygamist made the statement that they don’t really want to be accepted. They want to be tolerated. (ringing sound)
RUSH: Wait. Wait. What is that? What is that noise? It sounds like —
CALLER: That was a phone. I shut it off.
RUSH: Oh, that was a phone?
RUSH: You’re kidding. That was a phone?
CALLER: Yeah. It was another phone. Sorry.
RUSH: It sounded like a bleating goat to me. So the would-be polygamist said I really wasn’t trying to —
CALLER: For acceptance.
RUSH: Yeah, I just want to be accepted.
CALLER: He wasn’t trying for acceptance; he was just trying for tolerance.
RUSH: Trying for tolerance.
RUSH: From who?
CALLER: I guess from the public. I don’t know. That was his —
RUSH: Wait. Who did he say that to, the clerk at the marriage license bureau?
CALLER: The person who was making the video of it.
RUSH: Oh. This was a video. He had a compatriot making a video of the quest?
CALLER: Yeah. Somebody did. And they put it up on the website from the news station. (frog chirping sounds)
RUSH: Now, what is that noise?
CALLER: Oh, this stupid phone keeps going off.
RUSH: Now, that sounded like a duck.
CALLER: (laughing) They’re all annoying, as far as I’m concerned.
RUSH: You have animal noises as your ring tones, is that what it is?
CALLER: No, it was just a computerized thing.
RUSH: Oh, I see.
CALLER: Comes on automatically.
RUSH: Well, Karen, this time next year, the same guy walking in for a marriage license for a second spouse will be granted.
RUSH: Mark my words.