Same-sex ‘marriage’ gateway to legal polygamy

Polygamous Sharia marriages don’t belong in Britain

UK: Coalition rules out legalising multiple Islamic marriages after Whitehall leak

Jonathan Turley: “One Big, Happy Polygamous Family”

Brian Raum: “Polygamist Jumps on Bandwagon After Gay Marriage Victory”

Poll: Young people in Indonesia, Malaysia oppose polygamy

‘Sister Wives’ Family To Challenge Utah’s Anti-Bigamy Law In Federal Court

    NPR (includes audio): The latest episode in Sister Wives is playing out in the courtroom, not on cable. On Wednesday, the Brown family — the husband, four wives, and 16 children who star in the reality TV show — plans to file a lawsuit in federal court in Utah. The family members say the state’s anti-bigamy law is unconstitutional and that Supreme Court precedent backs them up.


  • Posted: 07/13/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.npr.org

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NY Times: “Marriage: How Moral Norms Evolve”

“Polygamy A Fact Of Life In Kazakhstan”

“Early Man and the Law”: Alabama ruling upholds parental rights, concurrence invokes Blackstone and the law of nature

Turkish counselor advocates polygamy

Ireland: Warning sounded over polygamous Muslim marriages

Egyptian woman arrested over deadly sectarian violence

Polygamous church dispute sets off constitutional, legal tug-of-war, Utah courts may intervene

Canada: Why it’s time to elect our judges

Uganda: Marriage Coalition wants polygamy outlawed

Utah: Appeals Court Blocks Polygamy Land Trust Ruling

Against Divorce: David Hume Defends Traditional Marriage

    Russell Nieli at Public Discourse: While often hostile to the Calvinist Christianity in which he was reared, David Hume’s essay “Of Polygamy and Divorces” offers a vigorous and well-argued defense of marriage arrangements as they existed in England and many other parts of Europe from the early Middle Ages through most of the 18th century. His arguments have great relevance for us today as we struggle to cope with unprecedented rates of divorce and unprecedented ease of both entering into and exiting marriages and other intimate procreative relationships. His arguments against polygamy are also important as that practice seems to be undergoing something of a resurgence in parts of the southwest, with renewed interest in the popular culture.


  • Posted: 04/27/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Chuck Colson: Here’s comes polygamy … and why not?

    Chuck Colson at LifeSiteNews: The supreme irony here of course, is that liberal elites, including professors at Brown University, my alma mater, have been leading the charge for sexual license, feminine autonomy, and of course, so-called same-sex “marriage.” And now, suddenly, they are bumping up against reality and the logical consequences of their own ideas. In this case, polygamy’s exploitation of the women who have been promoting sexual freedom.


  • Posted: 04/26/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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Sexual Revolution: Defend It, If You Can

    Anthony Esolen at Public Discourse: In other words, let the sexual revolution be justified on grounds of the common good. I believe it fails that test miserably, with evidence that is weighty, obvious, manifold, logically and anthropologically deducible, and clearly predictable by wisdom both pagan and Christian. Let them make their case, rather than asserting a principle that, in reality, would destroy the very idea of the common good. For if we cannot appeal to the common good in a matter so fundamental, I do not see how we can appeal to it in any other.


  • Posted: 04/18/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Judge ordered to explain polygamous church ruling

Canada: FLDS Lawyer Compares Polygamy to Homosexuality in Constitutional Case

Russia: Four wives always better than one?

Canada: Polyamorists say their secular relationships wrongly targeted by polygamy law

AZ: Brewer vetoes religious freedom bill over loopholes

Canada: “Anti-polygamy law ‘relic’ that predates Charter: lawyer”

Islamists on Welfare: Paid to Plot the West’s Demise

    Islamist Watch: In 2008, the Toronto Sun reported that “hundreds of [Greater Toronto Area] Muslim men in polygamous marriages — some with a harem of wives — are receiving welfare and social benefits for each of their spouses, thanks to the city and province, Muslim leaders say.” . . . Instead, welfare abuse by Muslims appears to have metastasized across the Western world. Almost three years later, news stories about radical Muslims — often immigrants — engaged in social benefits scams emerge regularly from Europe, Canada, and Australia. Even when they are not involved in fraud, Muslims frequently are overrepresented on welfare rolls, compared with other communities. The statistics from around the globe are jaw-dropping, especially in economically uncertain times.


  • Posted: 04/06/2011
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: www.islamist-watch.org

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Fate of polygamy law shouldn’t rest on behaviour in Bountiful, B.C.: Lawyer

Canadian polygamy trial weighs religious rights

Polygamy: More Common Than You Think

Canada: Christian Legal Fellowship to Show Law Against Polygamy/Polyamory Consistent with Charter

“Genetic Sexual Attraction Victims Are Big Trouble for Gay Marriage Advocates”

    Carolyn Castiglia writes at Babble.com: In 2008, when California first sanctioned gay marriage, many people argued that “the California Supreme Court’s legal reasoning could be applied to polygamous and incestuous marriages.” Glen Lavy of the right-wing Alliance Defense Fund wrote in the LA Times, “Although some proponents of same-sex “marriage” have been trying to distance themselves from polygamy, it is, and long has been, defended by powerful voices like the American Civil Liberties Union.” . . . No one wants to see incest supported by society, but victims of GSA need some level of sympathy. After all, if your child was conceived using a donor embryo and he or she wishes to meet her biological parents someday, there’s a 50% chance they’ll experience some level of obsession or Genetic Sexual Attraction, too.


  • Posted: 03/30/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: blogs.babble.com

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Closing arguments begin in B.C. polygamy case

Canada: “More victims if polygamy decriminalized: lawyer”

Answer to Family Breakdown is “Social Fatherhood,” UN Says

“Same-sex marriages give polygamy a legal boost”

Civil liberties group supports B.C. polygamists

Facebook wedding photo leads to polygamy charge

    CNET: “Apparently, hell hath no fury like a woman bigamized. So you will be stunned into a permanently single life when I tell you that Barton Jr. has been charged with polygamy. Michigan, unlike certain areas of Utah, tends to look down on polygamy. The maximum sentence is four years (and/or a $5,000 fine . . . ”


  • Posted: 03/18/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: news.cnet.com

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UT Supreme Court seeks input on federal ruling before deciding pending polygamous church cases

Canada reopens probe of polygamist sect

Report: Chechnya’s leader looking for 2nd wife

Polygamous Muslims carefully watching B.C. case

“Polygamy hurt 19th century Mormon wives’ evolutionary fitness”

The polygamists make their move

    Peter Heck writes at One News Now: The debate over whether those practicing homosexuality should be eligible to obtain the legal status of “married” for their same-sex relationships is persistently mischaracterized by activists on both sides as an attempt to redefine marriage. For those opposing such a move, this is most likely an error of ignorance, while for those favoring, it likely is an intentional tactic of misdirection. To be clear, in order to “redefine” anything, there must be an alternative definition being advocated. To this point, no such proposed substitute has emerged.


  • Posted: 02/14/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

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Cameras approved for final days of B.C. polygamy trial

The long, unhappy history of polygamy in China

Canada: Both sides of polygamy debate fear the law

Canada: Data supports hard truth about brides in Bountiful

Canada: Wife not worried about polygamous husband’s “responsible” 15-year-old bride

Episcopal Church leader: Polygamy is sort of OK in Africa

    Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, is interviewed in the Houston Chronicle. Here is an excerpt: “In the 1980s, the Anglican community started to wrestle with the issue of polygamy in Africa. Polygamy is not an issue here, except in very small pockets of Utah and Arizona, and the church has taken a very different position. We said no. In Africa, the church doesn’t officially recognize polygamy. They certainly have polygamous members of their churches. In some places, they say the man can’t take additional wives once he becomes a Christian, but he isn’t forced to divorce the wives he already has. The children generally are recognized as full members if they want to be baptized.” | Via Damian Thompson.


  • Posted: 01/26/2011
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: www.chron.com

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Iraq toys with polygamy as solution for war widows

Polygamy widespread in Turkey, study shows

Australian study: Sperm from polygamous mice “better competitors in the race for fertilization”

Canada: Wife testifies polygamy is “really amazing”

Zimbabwe: Polygamy centers on selfishness, power

Polygamists believe they’re following tenet of the faith, B.C. court hears

Canada: Polygamy survivor takes the stand

Canada: Constitutional reference case on polygamy will go down to the wire

Canada: Forced polygamous relations against Mormon beliefs, court told

Kuwait Times: Anti-polygamists run into opposition

Prof. Kenji Yoshino at Slate: “My response to Robert P. George’s second attempt to justify banning gay marriage”

    Kenji Yoshino writing at Slate: “[T]hose who have propounded trans-historical, much less eternal, definitions of marriage have often been time’s fools. Fifty years from now, I expect new challenges will be made to the definition of marriage. Yes, such challenges could take the form of challenges to recognize polygamous marriages (in fact, such challenges would not be new, as they were made on grounds of the free exercise of religion in the 19th century) . . .  I refuse to answer the question ‘What is marriage?’ by saying ‘Marriage is one thing, always and everywhere, for all people.’ I regard that refusal as a strength, rather than as a weakness, of my position, as I do not think we stand at the end of history today.”


  • Posted: 12/22/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.slate.com

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Bangladeshi man beaten to death by his four wives

“Over 30 and single? Try polygamy”

Judge allows children to visit father in polygamous community

Stats link polygamy to sex trafficking, domestic violence

“We may not like polygamy, but decriminalization makes sense”

Federal judge blocks polygamous sect’s land sale

Will British Columbia legalize polygamy?

Polygamy produces a host of social ills, court told

Will British Columbia legalize polygamy despite proven harms to women, children, society?

Polygamy’s many wives don’t capture “market value”

Expert cautions about legalizing polygamy in British Columbia