Psychiatrist Keith Ablow claims that allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry has led to the demise of marriage.

The 52-year-old Ablow, a regular contributor to Fox News, wrote in an op-ed, titled Marriage Died in 2013, that last month's federal ruling striking down part of Utah's anti-polygamy statute was the natural result of gay nuptials.

“More than a year ago, when states began to legalize gay marriage, I argued that polygamy would be the natural result,” Ablow wrote. “If love between humans of legal age is the only condition required to have the state issue a marriage license, then it is irrational to assert that two men or two women can have such feelings for one another, while three women and a man, or two men and a woman, cannot.”

The decision “will officially make marriage the Wild West.”

“Marriage is over.”

“It was always at least a little funny that a huge percentage of people swore to stay together until death, then divorced and remarried.”

“But, now, it is, officially, judicially, a joke.”

“If two men can marry, and three men can marry, and five women and a man can marry, and three men and two women can marry, then marriage has no meaning.”

Media Matters' Carlos Maza argued that Ablow was misrepresenting the facts in the ruling to increase opposition to marriage equality.

“Like many right-wing commentators hoping to cite the Utah case as an example of the consequences of marriage equality, Ablow failed to mention that polygamous marriage is still illegal in Utah,” Maza wrote. “Waddoups' decision decriminalized polygamous relationships, but polygamists in Utah, as in the rest of the country, are still limited to one marriage license at a time. Waddoups' decision cited a significant pro-gay Supreme Court decision, Lawrence v. Texas, but it didn't rely on court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage to conclude that polygamous families in Utah should be free to arrange their private personal relationships in whichever way they choose. In fact, the kind of cohabitation legalized in the Utah decision has been legal in most of the United States for many years.”