Graduate Student Needs Some Help


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Hello everyone.

My name is Kristen, and I am a graduate student at Colorado State University. My field of study is cultural anthropology which is basically the study of human culture and society. I am interested in writing my Master's thesis on plural marriage in the U.S. I am specifically interested in women's perspectives and insights on their religious beliefs and their roles in marriage and family.

British Columbia Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of Canada’s anti-polygamy law


In a rather disappointing turn of events the BC Supreme Court has upheld the anti-polygamy laws.

This is one of the best articles I've found so far

BC Court Upholds Anti-Polygamy Laws by Macleans

Today’s decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Canada’s anti-polygamy law serves as a quintessential example of the difficulties inherent in having courts resolve fundamentally moral issues implicated by the Charter of Rights.

New Chatroom


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As most of you know we have launched a new chat. It has a lot of features that will make the moderator's jobs here at a lot easier. Our chat room has become rather popular, and while we would like to accommodate everyone on the internet, there were a lot of security problems with the old version. The new chat will preserve your identity as a member of the site and prevent anyone from impersonating you. It also requires an active account at This should cut down on the number of fake identities in the chat.

Well the Time Has Come, Canadian Reference Case!!!


November 8, 2011
Notice: Release of Judgment in Reference re: Criminal Code, s. 293 (Polygamy Reference) - November 23, 2011

The Court’s Reasons for Judgment in Reference re: Criminal Code, s. 293 will be released by Chief Justice Bauman and posted on the court’s website on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Prior to the public release of the Reasons for Judgment, there will be a lock-up for registered media representatives. Details about the lock- up procedure are described below:

Media Representatives Lock-Up Procedure

Media Representatives Undertaking

When is tolerance a crime? (commentary on the situation in Canada)


Liberal judges and politicians sure do find interesting ways to create new

and ever oppressive legislation they call "laws", but perhaps none so

farcical as a "law" against that ever so sacred liberal cow called 'tolerance'.

Ordinarily, so-called "liberals" will beat you mercilessly over the head with

wild claims of "your intolerance" over a host of issues, even when it involves

the intolerance of the abortion of late term foetuses, by crushing their skulls

(more on this below). However this latest article shows a new shift in twisted

"liberal" philosophy.

Evidently, the fact that three or more adults would enter marriage contracts

Interview with the man who made "Alex And His Wives"


Excepted fom: Ted V. Mikels interview 2001, previously appeared on the online version of Trash Confidential, 2002

I'm really fascinated when you told me that Alex Joseph And His Wives hadn't been released in America. I thought it was quite unusual that Australia manages to get it. So I was just wondering if you could tell me the story of Alex Joseph.

Polygamists Interviewed on NPR are Two of Our Members ~ Great Job!!


Two of our 4TheFamily members were interviewed by NPR about polygamy in their Faith Matters section that aired today. Below is the transcript of the interview.

You can follow the link and listen to the interview on their website.

NPR Interview on Polygamy

Polygamists Share Their Faith And Family Lives

August 19, 2011

Polygamy in Central Asia


Uzbekistan: Polygamy in Central Asia

Source: Women's Resource Centre Tashkent
In Soviet times, polygamy was prohibited by law. What has happened in the years of independence in the former Central Asian republics of the USSR?
Nataliya Bushueva says, “Polygamist marriages in Uzbekistan are prohibited by law."
Nonetheless, it has become a widespread phenomenon. As a worker of WRC, Barno Valieva, claims the cause of many cases is in women themselves. They believe that it is better to be a second wife that a lonely woman. Barno Valieva says that polygamy is especially high in provinces in Uzbekistan.


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