‘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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A handout for queer non-monogamists

Jun 6, 2014 by

By Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: t is getting harder week by week to deny that acceptance of same-sex “marriage” creates a precedent for social and legal recognition of other types of sexual relationships. The Auckland Council, a ratepayer funded local authority in New Zealand, where same-sex marriage was legalised last year, has given a small handout for an event promoting polyamory, Family First reports. The grant comes from the council’s Community Development and Safety Committee. “Safety”...

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Public school board defends student’s ‘pink day’ poster championing polygamy

May 2, 2014 by

By Peter Baklinski, LifeSite News The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is defending an allegedly student-created poster that appears to celebrate polygamy as part of the school’s “Pink Day” promoting diversity. Titled "King Eddie Pink Day 2014," the poster includes two sets of trademark circular symbols that indicate either male or female. Each set linked together has three symbols, one-male-with-two-females and one-female-with-two-males. “Same...

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