Recent Examples of polygamy from the Web
But Mayor Jessop said all of them are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of FLDS, an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism that practices polygamy.
Kelly responded with a statement suggesting such policies could lead to legalizing pedophilia and polygamy.
The supertease captures the family’s decision to return to Utah for the first time since 2012, rallying to legalize polygamy.
The four victories were for Muslims challenging an anti-Shariah law, Native Americans challenging a ban on killing eagles, reality TV stars challenging a ban on polygamy and atheists challenging a Ten Commandments monument.
State law prohibits polygamy in Utah today, but prosecutors have long had a policy of not enforcing it against consenting adults unless there is another crime involved such as child abuse, domestic violence or fraud.
Some misconceptions — that mainstream Mormonism still embraces polygamy, for example — have fallen by the wayside, but questions remain.
In the early 20th century, church leaders made the Word of Wisdom mandatory for full participation in the church, a move that came soon after the church abandoned polygamy.
In new Muslim women’s congresses, socialist feminists spoke out against polygamy and debated the hijab.
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Definition of polygamy for English Language Learners
: the state or practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
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