Recent Examples of polygamy from the Web
Blum writes that Mead believed in polygamy but doesn't explain how a young woman from a seemingly conventional family developed that view.
Though polygamy was quite the rage among the Targaryens, the Mad King Aerys and his heir, Rhaegar, ruled under the light of the seven.
Bolder has been her subject matter, which has increasingly challenged traditional practices such as polygamy, genital mutilation, and the suppression of female sensuality.
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.
Under Habib Bourguiba, who presided over independence from France in 1956, and his successor Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, polygamy was banned and women were given a say in divorce proceedings.
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.
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