New Out of Canada: Feminists call for decriminalization of polygamy


" Polygamy laws criminalize relationships between consenting adults, which is not in itself criminal, says Micheal Vonn, policy director at the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), which intervened in the reference case. She says decisions about marriage should not fall within the realm of criminal law."

Prosecutors in British Columbia are taking another go at prosecuting Bountiful leaders for polygamy.

Rachel Browne
August 15, 2014

While B.C. prosecutors take another run at polygamy charges against two leaders of fundamentalist Mormon sects in Bountiful, feminist scholars will use renewed interest in the issue to take on the law.

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Plural Marriage And Other Fundemental Mormonism Information


Good Reference Information. Thanks!

Biblical Polygamy: Plural Marriage in the Holy Bible

The Mormon Prophets Testify of Plural Marriage

Mormon Wives Testify of Plural Marriage

Owen Allred Testifies of Plural Marriage

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Kody Brown's Family on the Cover of The New York Times


Polygamy as Lifestyle Choice, and a Reality TV Brand

LAS VEGAS — Kody Brown, his four wives and 17 children want to be the new face of polygamy, what
some consider the next frontier after same-sex marriage.

That is why, the Browns say, they invited TLC television cameras into their homes for their reality
show “Sister Wives,” why they have written a best-selling book about their lives, and why they challenged
Utah’s polygamy ban in federal court.

Fear of prosecution under that law led them to flee to Nevada. Last month, a federal judge partly

Calling all Mormons


It seems like with every new day the LDS Church is taking new steps further away from its own basic precepts and values. The Doctrine and Covenants of the church, section 121, is the cornerstone of this faith. It seems that the Church has taken an official stance directly against the teachings of its own priesthood.

39 We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.
40 Hence many are called, but few are chosen.
41 No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;

Disappointing: Utah's New AG will Appeal Decision Decriminalizing Polygamy


SALT LAKE CITY — Reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives said they are “disappointed” by incoming Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ announcement that he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy.

On Thursday, Reyes gave an interview to FOX 13?s Ben Winslow where he said it was his intention to appeal U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups’ ruling striking down part of Utah’s bigamy law. The judge overturned the provision of the law that dealt with cohabitation, which was used to prosecute polygamists in the past.

Polygamy, the Bible’s Ultimate Family Value


By Joel BadenDecember 22nd 20136:45 AM
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When a court ruled that polygamy won’t be prosecuted in Utah, conservatives said it was a sign we’re losing our “Judeo-Christian” family values. They must not read the Bible much.

REPOST: Interview With Anne Wilde, Principle Voices founder and Plural Wife


Good time to repost this from 2008

Anne Wilde is a co-founder of Principle Voices, a leading polygamy advocacy group, and a member of the Utah Attorney General’s Safety Net Committee, an outreach organization created to work with polygamist families. She is also co-author (with Mary Batchelor and Marianne Watson) of Voices in Harmony: Contemporary Women Celebrate Plural Marriage.

We spoke by phone.

Anne Wilde was a plural wife for 33 years, until the death of her husband.

She doesn’t wear a prairie dress. She doesn’t live in an isolated compound. She holds a B.A. in Business Education and is a published author.

And she wants you to know she is not unusual.

LDS Church Essay on Polygamy


Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah

The Bible and the Book of Mormon teach that the marriage of one man to one woman is God’s standard, except at specific periods when He has declared otherwise.1


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