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  • 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the.....

    02/10/2017 11:51:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Associated Press and Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the 'Sister Wives' descend on the steps of Utah Capitol to demand the legal right to plural marriage The family on the TV reality show 'Sister Wives' and several hundred other protesters in polygamous relationships and their supporters said Friday they won't stop fighting for the legal right to plural marriage. Holding signs that read, 'I love all my moms,' and 'If we were gay, we'd be OK,' the group rallied in the rain on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Friday afternoon. The...
  • Polyamory: taboo for religious Americans but not for the rest

    08/13/2015 8:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 12, 2015 | Peter Moore
    The recent Supreme Court decision which asserted that the right to marry is a constitutional right, including for same sex couples, has raised prompted some commentators to question whether the same could be said of polygamy. Polygamy has long been prohibited and rarely practised in the United States, but at least the practise is quite common in many parts of the Islamic world and sub-Saharan Africa. What is increasingly common in the United States, however, are various forms of 'polyamory', where people have multiple sexual and romantic partners with the full knowledge of their partners. YouGov's research shows that most...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • 'Barbaric Cultural Practices' Banned in Canada

    06/20/2015 11:52:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/15 | Dalit Halevi
    The process of approving the law in Canada against "barbaric cultural practices" has been completed and it became effective on Thursday, according to the Toronto-based CIJnews. The law was passed on to the Senate on November 5, 2015 under the name "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act," with the aim to provide better protection for immigrants deemed at greater risk of physical injury, primarily women and girls who had immigrated to Canada. As part of this, new immigrants married to more than one wife or who were convicted of crimes against women in their home countries will not be...
  • Hearing next week to decide bigamy allegation in (Floriduh RAT) Grayson divorce case

    01/17/2015 5:40:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/15/15 | Jeff Weiner
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will be in court next week for a half-day trial to determine whether his 24-year marriage was valid in the first place, or if his wife was still legally married to another man when they wed. **SNIP** Lolita Grayson filed paperwork accusing her husband of failing to pay her credit cards, refusing to provide financial support for their children. She also said, in an interview with WFTV-Channel 9 , that she had been forced to apply for a food-stamp card.
  • Should adultery be illegal?

    12/29/2014 8:22:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 245 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This may seem to be a rather obscure topic, but it popped up while I was reading Helen Smith’s musings on whether or not pornography should be made illegal and the long term, detrimental effects that it can have on marriage. As a subset of that discussion, she touched on David Friedman’s book, Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters. In it, Friedman makes the following observation on prostitution in general and the specific side effects it can have when married men pay for sex outside of marriage. (I specify “men” here only because...
  • Man arrested for having 4 wives, 7 fiancees AND 5 girlfriends

    11/01/2014 7:59:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Malaysia Chronicle ^ | November 1, 2014
    A Gambian national who goes by the name Sonko Tijan is languishing behind bars after being arrested in Austria for secretly and separately keeping four wives, seven fiancées and five girlfriends. By this, the prolific lover has set Austria’s record for polygamy. According to Cameroon-info.net, it ended with a honey trap at Vienna Airport after two of his wives realised they were married to the same man and complained to police. Reports say the seducer had picked up women all across the country, using them for room and board whenever he was nearby and borrowing money from them which he...
  • Florida (RAT) Rep. Alan Grayson accuses wife of bigamy in divorce papers

    04/29/2014 6:25:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/29/14 | Adam Edelman
    A Florida congressman has accused his wife of 24 years of being wed to another man for much of the duration of their marriage. Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, alleged in divorce papers that his union with his wife, Lolita, was a “bigamous marriage” because she was already married when he wed her in 1990. In the petition, Grayson accuses his wife of having filed a false application for their marriage license 24 years ago, when she lied about not being divorced from the other man at the time of their marriage.
  • Gay Community Update: Libs Not Happy, Happy, Happy with Phil Robertson

    12/18/2013 7:46:30 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12-18-13 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut. That's the trumpet fanfare, folks. It hearkens back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorite days on this program. And we indeed are hearkening back, turning back the hands of time. Our old friend, the late great Klaus Nomi and a gay community update. (playing of song) RUSH: Klaus Nomi, everybody! (Continued playing of song) RUSH: Let 'er rip, Klaus. Yes, sir! Klaus Nomi! (continued playing of song) RUSH: Yes siree, my friends, the gay community update there voiced, a vocal portrayal by Klaus Nomi. Okay, today's gay update theme comes from Phil...
  • Federal judge rules key part of Utah bigamy law unconstitutional

    12/13/2013 11:27:18 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2013 | Jennifer Dobner
    A federal judge on Friday struck down a key portion of Utah's bigamy laws as unconstitutional, siding with a reality television star and his four wives. Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states. But Utah's law is unique in that a person can be guilty not just for having two legal marriage licenses, but also for cohabiting with another adult in a marriage-like relationship. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said in a 91-page ruling issued late on Friday that the second aspect is unconstitutionally broad because it bars consenting adults from living together and criminalizes their intimate sexual relationships. [Snip]...
  • Could this be where the Synod on the Family is headed?

    12/09/2013 7:13:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | December 9, 2003 | tantamergo
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics Could this be where the Synod on the Family is headed? December 9, 2013 Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, family, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Sacraments, sadness, scandals, self-serving. trackback Most readers will know that Pope Francis has scheduled a special episcopal Synod on the Family and married life next October. Surveys of the world’s bishops are apparently underway to gather views for problems affecting family life and marriage in particular. Some of these surveys have come to light. Some of the survey questions seem to point in a...
  • Polygamists Celebrate Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling: "Nuclear family not the majority anymore"

    06/30/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 26, 2013 | McKay Coppins
    The Supreme Court’s rulings in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday were greeted with excitement by polygamists across the country, who viewed the gay rights victory as a crucial step toward the country’s inevitable acceptance of plural marriage. Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the court’s decision as a sign that society’s stringent attachment to traditional “family values” is evolving. “I was very glad… The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore,” said Wilde. “Now...
  • Utah polygamist family celebrating DOMA ruling

    06/27/2013 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of a Utah polygamist family lauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to strike down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act, saying it's a step toward changing perceptions of people like them as "second-class citizens." Joe Darger, who wrote a book with his three wives entitled "Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage," said he and his family are celebrating the victory for gay marriage after the high court ruled that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. In the majority opinion, Justice...
  • Other wife found on Facebook: 'Friends' on Facebook reveal bigamous relationship

    04/16/2013 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jay Petrillo
    n a bizarre story involving Facebook “friends,” a Washington man has been charged with bigamy after the social media site revealed he had married two woman. CBS News reported April 16 that 41-year-old Alan L. O'Neill, a Washington state corrections officer, married a woman in 2001, separated from her eight years later, then changed his name and remarried another woman. The two wives revealed O’Neill’s deception when they looked into the fact they had both shown up as “friends” of their husband’s Facebook profile. "Wife No. 1 went to wife No. 2's page and saw a picture of her and...
  • Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

    02/26/2013 6:49:01 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    New Yawk Slimes ^ | February 25, 2013 | By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.
  • East Texas woman charged with bigamy

    12/06/2012 8:52:04 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 33 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 5 December 2012 | Michael Thompson
    GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - For more than a year, KLTV has been investigating the allegations by several East Texas men that they were all married to the same woman at the same time. Now, that woman has been charged with bigamy. Candice Andrade, 32 of Kilgore, was arrested in Gregg County on November 15 and released the same day. Her trial date has not been set. In June of 2011, two men said they discovered they were married to Andrade at the same time. They told KLTV they found a third husband in Houston. In November 2011, they discovered...
  • Britain: Muslim Polygamists to Get More Welfare Benefits

    08/18/2012 2:41:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 1, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    Muslim immigrants with more than one wife will see an increase in their social welfare benefits beginning in 2013, when reforms to the British welfare system come into effect. Although polygamy is illegal in Britain, the state effectively recognizes the practice for Muslim men, who often have up to four wives (and in some instances five or more) in a harem. Currently the state pays extra wives in polygamous households reduced amounts of individual income support, in addition to the normal amount received by the husband and his first spouse. Under the new rules, however, the extra wives will be...
  • No such thing as "secret sins"

    03/14/2012 11:05:40 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 2 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    We can’t get away with anything anymore. But then again, could we ever? Last week, twenty-first century, warp-speed technology caught a rascal’s bigamy thanks to the electronic wizardry of Facebook. A Seattle, WA corrections officer was himself in need of correction. Alan O’Neill left his wife, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. New name, new wife; who’s to know? Facebook suggested a friendship connection between first wife Eleanor and second wife Teri under the “People You May Know” feature. Eleanor went to Teri’s Facebook page and saw a picture of Teri and Alan toasting each other beside their...
  • No such thing as "secret sins"

    03/14/2012 7:38:47 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 2 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    We can’t get away with anything anymore. But then again, could we ever? Last week, twenty-first century, warp-speed technology caught a rascal’s bigamy thanks to the electronic wizardry of Facebook. A Seattle, WA corrections officer was himself in need of correction. Alan O’Neill left his wife, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. New name, new wife; who’s to know? Facebook suggested a friendship connection between first wife Eleanor and second wife Teri under the “People You May Know” feature. Eleanor went to Teri’s Facebook page and saw a picture of Teri and Alan toasting each other beside their...
  • Wife discovers correctional officer's other bride on Facebook

    03/08/2012 6:59:35 PM PST · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Dan Mitchinson
    A Pierce County correctional officer is in trouble for marrying one woman, while still married to his first wife. Alan O'Neill moved out of the home he shared with his first wife, changed his name and took up with another bride, without getting a divorce. When O'Neill's first wife became aware of his second wife from posts on Facebook, she turned to his mother for help. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the man then returned to his first wife and admitted that, yes - he had married another woman. If convicted of bigamy, O'Neill could spend up to a...