Category Archives: Blame Canada!

Gay Marriage has Muslims eyeing Polygamy

The article with the above title can be found here, at the Middle East Forum. Its original title when published in a shorter form in the National Review was “Polygamy, Too: Muslims have started seeking their own redefinition of marriage”. … Continue reading

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Polygamy and the Presidency – Rick Santorum

OK, so maybe Mitt Romney is the more obvious subject for an article on polygamy and the US presidency, with his polygamous ancestry, espousal of a once-polygamous religion, and neat line in jokes that avoid these facts (“marriage should be … Continue reading

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Oh Canada!, where Polygamy is only legal for kids

In a shock judgement that is out of line with decades of legal opinion on the subject, British Columbia’s Chief Justice Robert Baumann today ruled that Canada’s polygamy ban was constitutional, except for under-18’s. While the judgement is puzzling on … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, 23rd November

Next Wednesday is set to be a big day in B.C. as the Supreme Court of the Canadian Province rules on whether the Canadian Criminal Code provision against polygamy is a breach of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This … Continue reading

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Polygamy in Utah – only illegal if you commit another crime?

Imagine you had committed a crime that could send you to prison for several years, and the cops had found out, but you can rest easy because in your back pocket you have a letter from the State’s Attorney General … Continue reading

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Mainstream Mormons brace themselves for legal polygamy

It had all been going so well for the largest sect of the Mormon faith. A favoured son was a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for President, while other candidates were ruling themselves out, and then along came another … Continue reading

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And so it begins, Brown Family v Utah

Today, a new front opens in the law around polygamy as Kody Brown and his 4 wives, stars of the ‘Sister Wives’ reality-TV show, file suit in Salt Lake City to challenge the law Utah uses to suppress polygamy. The … Continue reading

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