polygamy


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having more than one spouse at a time

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Such actions include suicide (which 19% of Americans call "morally acceptable"), polygamy (16%) and cloning humans (15%).
The Canadian Press reported the act might meet resistance from some Arab and African countries, and they cited an internal government memo saying that if the measure were adopted, it would "certainly create bilateral irritants" with dozens of countries where polygamy remains legal.
This paper examines how social scientific knowledge was used throughout the trial in order to prove the inherent harm caused by polygamy to society.
Latter-day Saints began practicing polygamy after Smith received a revelation from God.
So polygamy becomes another immigration issue that politicians would rather avoid.
3) Most familiar are fundamentalist offshoots of the Mormon Church that practice polygamy in the West and Southwest, often in insular communities located on remote and secluded compounds.
Sister Wives" star Kody Brown and his four wives sued the state of Utah for its polygamy law, which is now declared unconstitutional.
My interpretations indicate that kawin curi does not only refer to male acts of "stealing" women but also translates into acts of women "stealing" other women's men in the context of women who willingly embrace polygamy as co-wives.
Within the last week, the American people have witnessed two serious consequences of redefining marriage: a Colorado baker is risking jail if he refuses to obey a court order to bake a cake for same-sex 'weddings' and now a federal judge cites same-sex marriage in his decision striking down Utah's law against polygamy.
Polygamy stretches joint filing beyond what it can handle: while the current tax rates could accommodate same-sex couples without any substantive changes, applying the current married-filing-jointly tax brackets to polygamous taxpayers would have absurd--and often unjust--results.
Summary: Polygamy is one of the main targets for criticism on the part of non-Muslims and even some people who claim to be Muslims.
In the blog post, the happily married mother dreams of polygamy with A-list stars.
South Sudan's law is silent about polygamy or how many wives a man is allowed to marry but polygamy is a widely acceptable practice in several communities in the region.
Polygamy is against the law in many countries, including Canada and most of the 50 United States.
Polygamy (the practice of having multiple wives) was first established in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (commonly referred to as the Mormon church) by its founder, Joseph Smith Jr.