Court Cites Past Racism to Argue Polygamy Ban Unconstitutional
In other words: banning polygamy was a way to get deviant white people ... especially strict polygamy laws because of its history as a Mormon state (Washington required these laws to allow Utah into the Union). In exact terms, the "strictness" of the ...
Jared | Why polygamy should be legal
So shouldn’t polygamy be legal? Yes, because having multiple wives is a religious ... right to contract for social relationships like marriage. Family law in every state allows for social contracts in the marriage and family context.
'Sister Wives' polygamy lawsuit addressed in federal court
The controversial case involves Kody Brown and his four wives who believe the bigamy law in Utah – which does not allow ... but not every state has a large population of Mormon polygamists. Turley asserted that Utah has to prove that polygamy is harmful ...
Redefine marriage? Include polygamy, incest
Pending are decisions on the Proposition 8 dispute from California, where a homosexual judge, Vaughn Walker, ordered that the state must allow same-sex “marriage” in a ruling that would benefit him, too, and one on the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Texas Polygamy Raid May Pose Risk
the authorities in those states have managed to persuade polygamist families to allow state officials and social services into their communities. In the world of fundamentalist polygamy, the phrase “Short Creek” has resonated since 1953, when the ...