Mass polygamy in UK Muslim community – claim

Dec 10, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Polygamy is being practised on an “enormous” scale within the British Muslim community without any official attempt to stop it, it has been claimed. A new study of the lives of Muslim women concludes that large numbers are being denied basic legal rights by being trapped in religiously sanctioned “marriages” which are not recognised in British law. In some cases the women, often born abroad and brought to the UK for arranged marriages, are unaware about their true...

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Polygamy Britain

Sep 23, 2014 by

by Rebecca Evans, Mailonline: As a bright, eager student at Cambridge University, with one degree already under her belt, Nabilah Phillips could look forward to a successful career and comfortable future. After completing her engineering PhD she would, perhaps, take up a coveted, highly-paid job in industry, or stay on as an academic lecturing the next generation. Instead, however, Nabilah, now 35, took an extremely unexpected path. She abandoned her studies, forfeiting her hard-won university...

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‘Sister Wives’ Star Wins Case Against Polygamy Ban

Sep 4, 2014 by

By Michael Rothman, ABC News: Kody Brown, 44, and his four sister wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn — can now have a legal marriage in their home state of Utah. “It is with a great pleasure this evening that I can announce the final decision of United States District Court Judge Clarke Waddoups on the last remaining count in the Sister Wives case,” Brown’s attorney, Jonathan Turley, started off on his blog yesterday. The Browns, stars of the show...

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Judge rules polygamy ban violates religious freedom

Aug 29, 2014 by

By Carey Lodge, Christian Today: A US judge has ruled that a section of the law banning polygamy violates religious freedom, which could lead to the practice being decriminalised. Kody Brown – a member of a fundamentalist Mormon group who, along with his family, features in reality TV show ‘Sister Wives’ – filed a lawsuit against the state in 2011 after he was forced to fee Utah under threat of being charged with bigamy. Polygamous marriage is illegal in all 50 states in the US,...

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Legalize Polygamy!

Jun 27, 2014 by

By Jillian Keenan, Slate: Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refrain: Legalized gay marriage could lead to other legal forms of marriage disaster, such as polygamy. Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly, and other social conservatives have made similar claims. It’s hardly a new prediction—we’ve been hearing it for years. Gay marriage is a slippery slope! A gateway drug! If we legalize it, then what’s next? Legalized polygamy? We can only hope. Yes, really. While...

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Polygamy and Human Dignity

Jun 16, 2014 by

by Carson Holloway, Public Discourse: The normalization of polygamy would undermine our commitment to human dignity—our sense that each human being is to be valued as an end in him- or herself, and not merely as a means to others’ ends. Conservatives have long warned that the redefinition of marriage sought by the proponents of same-sex unions will prepare the way for a further redefinition of marriage to include polygamy. Some liberals have already done their part to fulfill this prophecy by...

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