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  • 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Warren Jeffs' Sexual Assault Trial Set To Start Monday

    07/25/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 24 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | July 25, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    Warren Jeffs' Sexual Assault Trial Set To Start Monday By the CNN Wire Staff POSTED: Monday, July 25, 2011 UPDATED: 10:01 am EDT July 25, 2011 (CNN) -- Jury selection in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs will begin in Texas on Monday, nearly a week after his motion to remove a judge assigned to him was denied. Jeffs is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child and one count of bigamy stemming from a 2008 raid on a ranch operated by his church. Authorities raided the Yearning For Zion ranch near Eldorado,...
  • "'Sister Wives' Family to Challenge Utah Bigamy Law" - ABC News - polygamy - mormon

    07/12/2011 8:48:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 84 replies
    abcnews ^ | today | FT
    By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY July 12, 2011 (AP) A polygamous family made famous by the reality TV show "Sister Wives" plans to challenge the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal, a Washington-based attorney said Tuesday. In an email to The Associated Press, attorney Jonathan Turley said he will file the lawsuit challenging Utah's bigamy law in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court on Wednesday. .............
  • Lucky man marries thai twins simultaneously

    02/23/2011 11:37:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Stranger Worlds ^ | June 8, 2009
    After Mr Wichai (Tao), aged 24, from Samut Songkram province, who earns his living by dealing in old goods, got married to gorgeous twins Ms Sirintara and Ms Thipawan 22, he vouched his sincerest 'equal love' for both of them! Mr Wichai, just yesterday, got married in a grand ceremony to both twins simultaneously. On being interviewed by Thai Rath reporters, Mr Wichai declared wholeheartedly that he didn't see much problem in having to perform tiresome marital duties with two wives. In the engagement ceremony before the wedding dress gallery, Mr Wichai successfully offered a dowry of eight baht of...
  • 'Sister Wives' family moves from Utah to Nevada

    01/18/2011 6:29:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    AP/WaPo ^ | 1/18/11 | Jennifer Dobner
    A Utah polygamous family whose reality TV show launched a criminal bigamy investigation has moved out of state. In an e-mail to The Associated Press, the Washington-based attorney who represents the family, Jonathan Turley, said Kody Brown has moved his family of four wives and 16 kids to Nevada to pursue new opportunities. The family is featured on the TLC reality show "Sister Wives." The show first aired in the fall and triggered an investigation by Lehi police into allegations of bigamy. "There were no pending charges against them in Utah," Turley wrote. "I see no legal reason why their...
  • Balancing Love & Tradition: Pak Man to Marry 2 Brides in 24 Hrs

    10/17/2010 6:31:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 18, 2010
    A 23-year-old Pakistani man plans to marry two women in 24 hours, gaining national attention for his novel solution to a dilemma over wedding the woman he loves or going ahead with the marriage his family arranged. Pakistani law allows polygamy based on the concept that Islam, the main religion in the country, allows up to four wives. But men who take multiple wives usually do so years apart and must also get approval from their first wife prior to a second marriage. Azhar Haidri initially refused to marry 28-year-old Humaira Qasim – the woman to whom he has been...
  • Utah police investigate plural family for bigamy [TLC's Sister Wives]

    09/29/2010 1:11:11 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 7 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 9.28.10 | JENNIFER DOBNER
    "SALT LAKE CITY – A bigamy investigation has been launched into a polygamous family starring in a reality television show, police said Tuesday.".....
  • Who are the Browns? (TLC show on a polygamist family called Sister Wives)

    09/18/2010 4:02:03 PM PDT · by nmh · 60 replies
    Who are the Browns? Tune in for Sister Wives, premiering Sunday, Sept. 26, at 10 PM (ET/PT), and explore the complex daily life of a polygamist family. Meet husband Kody — along with his three wives: Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children — and see how they attempt to navigate life as a "normal" family in a society that shuns their lifestyle. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each half hour episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the unexpectedly tight-knit and loving relationships between Kody's wives. Sister Wives...
  • Man sentenced for bigamy in Pocatello

    07/28/2010 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies · 17+ views
    POCATELLO (AP) - An Idaho state judge has sentenced a convicted bigamist to up to three years in prison and set a restitution hearing for late August. Christopher Cameron was sentenced Monday by 6th District Judge Robert Naftz, who gave him credit for the nine months he has spent in jail. Cameron pleaded guilty to felony bigamy in April. Tonya Gifford Kunz, a former Pocatello woman who was married to Cameron for five weeks before filing for an annulment in February 2009, told authorities that he lied to her about his income, assets, health and last name and left her...
  • Bigamy Against True Islamic Law, Says Law Panel

    08/07/2009 10:05:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 402+ views
    Times of India ^ | 7 August 2009 | Dhananjay Mahapatra
    Taking on a potentially explosive issue, the Law Commission has said that bigamy conflicts with ``true Islamic law in letter and spirit'' and added that the popular perception that Muslim law in India allowed men to take four wives was faulty. ``We fully agree with the fact that traditional understanding of Muslim law on bigamy is gravely faulty and conflicts with true Islamic law in letter and spirit,'' the commission said in its 227th report to the government, reflecting the unanimous view of chairman Justice A R Lakshmanan and members Tahir Mahmood and B A Agrawal. The panel, however, stopped...
  • 'Predatory' Bigamist With Five Husbands Facing Jail(This Is What A Woman With 5 Husbands Looks Like)

    06/24/2009 10:43:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 3,069+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 23 Jun 2009 | John Bingham
    A serial bigamist once described by a judge as a "predatory female" is facing jail after admitting marrying illegally for the fourth time.When Ashley Baker, 25, married Emily Horne in September 2007 he had no reason to suspect anything was amiss. It was only as the couple made their way to Scotland for their honeymoon that she confessed to already being married. In fact, Mr Baker discovered he was her fifth husband. It was her fourth bigamous union in just over a decade for Horne, who was jailed for six months for bigamy five years ago. The former glamour model,...
  • Bigamy suspect says he thought he was divorced

    06/17/2009 4:09:46 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 19 replies · 669+ views
    The Abilene Reporter News ^ | 6/17/09 | Daralyn Schoenewald
    When his first wife changed the relationship status on her page from "married" to "divorced," Joshua Wilkinson thought he was free from the bonds of matrimony. After all, the father of five had purchased a do-it-yourself divorce kit from his mother for $250, and filled out all the paperwork. It wasn't until he married another woman that Wilkinson, 29, realized that he was still married to his first wife. That explains, he said, how he wound up being indicted on bigamy charges earlier this month by a Taylor County grand jury. Seems that when he and his first wife...
  • "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" (A Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mother's Day Forget Me Not)

    05/10/2009 12:38:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    Ethics and Public Policy Center ^ | June 8, 2005 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Brenda Feigen Fasteau
    Cover    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Cover Only [PDF format, 11 kb] 1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Prostitution:    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - p72 [PDF format, 45 kb] 2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Segregating Prisoners by Sex    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - p75 [PDF format, 30 kb] 3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Rights of Bigamists    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader...
  • Polygamy UK - thousands are milking the benefits system to support several wives

    02/25/2009 3:39:48 AM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies · 677+ views
    .dailymail ^ | Last updated at 10:03 PM on 24th February 2009 | Sue Reid
    4,000 men in the United Kingdom are now polygamists, although some say the figure is higher. Muslim man can claim state support of more than £10,000 a year to keep his wives, if the wedding took place in one of those countries where polygamy is commonplace, such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia and across huge tracts of Africa. Therefore, if he has four wives he can claim nearly £800 a month from the British taxpayer. Controversially, a polygamist is also entitled to more generous housing benefits and bigger council houses to reflect the large size of his family. He...
  • Netherlands Recognises Polygamous Marriages of Muslims

    08/15/2008 12:21:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 231+ views
    NIS News Bulletin ^ | August 12, 2008
    ROTTERDAM, 12/08/08 - Although polygamy is banned in the Netherlands, the marriages of Muslims who have several wives are recognised by Dutch authorities. Registrars in the major cities, in particular, record dozens of bigamous or polygamous marriages per year. These marriages are prohibited and an offence in the Netherlands. However, polygamous marriages that take place in countries where more than one wife is permitted, such as Morocco, are accepted, newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports. If immigrants with several wives settle in the Netherlands, the local authorities register all the marriages. However, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), where all marriages are...
  • Barack Obama's Struggle Over Whether Marriage Had Become 'An Outdated Institution'

    07/14/2008 8:33:26 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 25 replies · 727+ views
    The Campaign Spot ^ | 07/14/2008 | Jim Geraghaty
    A new detail about the courtship of Michelle Obama: It took two years for Obama to finally propose. Though she knew he didn't fear commitment, Michelle had become a bit irritated with his struggle over whether marriage had become an outdated institution. Wow. And with this offhand comment, a thousand new excuses are born. "Honey, it's not that I fear commitment. It's that I'm struggling over whether marriage has become an outdated institution." I recall from that other Obama profile in the New Yorker, this one on Michelle: Barack had a more bohemian attitude toward romance. “We would have this...
  • Obama's Struggle Over Whether Marriage Had Become 'An Outdated Institution' [Barry, not his dad]

    07/14/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 70+ views
    Barack Obama's Struggle Over Whether Marriage Had Become 'An Outdated Institution'A new detail about the courtship of Michelle Obama: It took two years for Obama to finally propose. Though she knew he didn't fear commitment, Michelle had become a bit irritated with his struggle over whether marriage had become an outdated institution. Wow. And with this offhand comment, a thousand new excuses are born. "Honey, it's not that I fear commitment. It's that I'm struggling over whether marriage has become an outdated institution."I recall from that other Obama profile in the New Yorker, this one on Michelle: Barack had a...
  • U.S. State Department Behind International Child Abduction Scandal

    06/15/2008 6:31:43 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 8 replies · 159+ views ^ | June 14, 2008 | Teri Stoddard
    Karl Hindle has been working tirelessly for five years and spent more than four hundred thousand dollars investigating his daughter’s illegal abduction to the U.S. What he has uncovered is deplorable. The paper trail shows the United States government is in the business of illegal baby snatching and harboring criminals.Emily would not have suffered the loss of her father for the last five years, or the vision in her right eye, if it weren’t for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA.) And people like Barbara Grieg of the U.S. State Department who see it as an excuse for misandry...
  • The Buzz about Barack’s Birth Certificate

    06/10/2008 10:11:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 250 replies · 1,420+ views ^ | June 10, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Geraghty takes a look at longstanding blog buzz over Barack Obama’s birth certificate, which the campaign refused to release to the St. Petersburg Times in April: We tried to obtain a copy of Obama’s birth certificate, but his campaign would not release it and the state of Hawaii does not make such records public. Has anyone seen it? Why shouldn’t the record be in the public domain for presidential candidates? Geraghty walks through various rumors now circulating in the wake of the Obama campaign’s birth certificate blackout, including this one: Rumor Three: His mother did not want to name...
  • Bigamist caught out when he invited the same guest to BOTH his 'weddings'

    02/12/2008 9:07:13 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies · 104+ views ^ | February 12, 2008
    Bigamist caught out when he invited the same guest to BOTH his 'weddings' A bigamist was caught out when he invited the same guest to both his 'weddings' - and then had the bravado to arrive at court hand-in-hand with his first wife while he continues to live with his second wife, a court heard. Ageing truck driver Randolph 'Ranchie' Edge, 54, married his first wife Edna Winkle and then struck up a relationship with innocent Patience Carey, 21, who is more than 30 years younger than him. The bizarre chain of events only came to light when a wedding...
  • Britain's bigamy break chafes many

    02/11/2008 11:49:03 AM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 58+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-11-08 | Al Webb
    LONDON — The British government has cleared the way for husbands with multiple wives to claim welfare benefits for all their partners, fueling growing controversy over the role of Islamic Shariah law in the nation's cultural and legal framework. Bigamy is outlawed in Britain, but authorities have never prosecuted Muslim men who had legally married more than woman abroad and continued to live with them after immigrating. Shariah permits men to have up to four wives at one time. Now, after a review that began in November 2006, a panel of four government departments has decided that all the wives...
  • Husbands with multiple wives to get extra benefits after Government go-ahead (Britain)

    02/03/2008 12:30:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 236+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | February 3, 2008
    Husbands living in a "harem" with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners. A Muslim man with four spouses - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone. He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit, to reflect the fact his household needs a bigger property. Ministers have decided that, even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, polygamous marriages can be recognised formally by the state - provided they took place overseas, in countries where they are legal. The...
  • This Murder Trial Should Be a Good Chance to Use the 'Oppressed Muslim Woman Defense'

    08/14/2007 9:51:18 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 4 replies · 198+ views ^ | 8/14/07 | Glenn Sacks
    The murder trial of Myra Morton should be a good chance to employ the "Oppressed Muslim Woman" defense. Apparently Myra Morton's husband was taking on a second wife, so Myra, the first wife, shot and killed him. I'm sure she did it because she was hurt, downtrodden, oppressed and miserable (in their million dollar home). I doubt the fact that she stood to get $6 million of her husband's assets if he should be the victim of an unfortunate, um, "accident" had anything to do with it. When the trial comes, get ready for the waterworks.... Also, notice that the...
  • Bigamy Allegedly Fuels Murder (Muslim Converts)

    08/10/2007 7:50:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies · 1,136+ views ^ | August 9, 2007
    (AP) A woman killed her longtime husband hours before he was to leave on a trip to Morocco to try to impregnate his new second wife, prosecutors said in filing murder charges Thursday. Myra Morton, 47, turned herself in Thursday to face murder charges in the death of Jereleigh Morton, also 47, who was shot in his bed early Sunday morning in his million dollar home outside Philadelphia. The killing happened just hours before Jereleigh Morton was to travel to Africa to try to conceive a baby with his second wife, whom he met on the Internet last year and...
  • 'Bigamous' lesbian is sentenced

    08/06/2007 10:49:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies · 1,389+ views
    The BBC ^ | August 6, 2007
    'Bigamous' lesbian is sentenced Mitchell was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community service A woman who entered into a civil partnership with her lesbian partner while she was still married has been ordered to carry out community service.Suzanne Mitchell, of Wingfield Gardens, Shrewsbury, pleaded guilty to breaching the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act. The 30-year-old admitted making a false statement at her union with Caroline Beddows before her marriage to Charles Mitchell had been annulled. Suzanne Mitchell was also given a suspended prison sentence on Monday. Mitchell has since split with her female partner and has been reunited...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 07-08-2006

    07/08/2006 11:01:54 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 219+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 07-08-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. A $40,000 dollar ring Enough to make a girl's heart sing! 'Cept he was a cheat (his divorce, not complete) What a high price to pay for a fling!
  • Bigamy Doesn't Forfeit Assets (NM -- of course!)

    05/03/2006 1:42:14 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 484+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 3, 2006 | Leslie Linthicum
    Let's say you get married. Then let's say you get married again— and you do it before you get divorced. You're a bigamist. Is there some penalty for such bad behavior in divorce court, or will you each still get your full half of the community property? Amidst all the tedium of insurance cases and arguments over the finer points of jury instructions, the New Mexico Court of Appeals got to tackle these juicy questions recently when a divorce case involving a bigamist wife— she was married to two men at the same time— came up on appeal. And the...
  • Muslims trawl web for wives

    04/10/2006 3:30:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 837+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4/9/06
    MUSLIM men in Australia are trawling "marriage websites" looking for second wives in what Immigration officials say is a growing illegal trade. And Muslim leaders have warned that men who take second wives from overseas face jail or deportation. A Sunday Herald Sun investigation has found Muslim men are using the internet to attract second wives with promises of financial security. Immigration officials are investigating a growing number of second marriages and say anyone found to have committed bigamy will be prosecuted. "Muslims are required to follow the law of the land and since the law of Australia prohibits a...
  • Coming Soon: 'Polyamorist Rights'? (Bigamy, Polygamy, etc.)

    01/09/2006 3:06:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 1,265+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 1/9/06 | AFA Journal
    (AgapePress) - It may only be in its beginning stages, but the "polyamorist movement" may be grabbing onto the coat tails of the increasingly effective homosexual movement. "Polyamorists" are individuals who maintain more than one emotional-sexual relationship simultaneously, believing that monogamy is unnatural. Relationships can be heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. Paul Harris, a New York reporter for The Observer, a London, England, newspaper, writes in words that sound strangely similar to those used to describe the homosexual movement. He said "polyamorists are coming out of the closets across America. Several groups have sprung up. In New York, Polyamorous NYC holds...
  • Polygamy on the rise in Norway (Islam)

    11/11/2005 7:22:10 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 287+ views
    Norway's Directorate of Immigration (UDI) reports that despite being illegal, there are an increasing number of men with multiple wives in Norway. The reason is married men travel to countries where polygamy is legal and then add a wife, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. "This is something that Norwegian authorities cannot prevent," said UDI divisional director Karl Erik Sjøholt. In connection with new marriage laws, the UDI will also try to tighten rules to discourage bigamy or polygamy. Their suggestion is that married men who enter into a new marriage without first divorcing in Norway be permanently prevented from reuniting their...
  • A Conversation about Who Has the Right to Kill

    03/27/2005 10:05:15 PM PST · by CHACHI · 5 replies · 328+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | March 28, 2005 | David L. Rosenthal
    --"I don't want to send the man to Hell, just to remove him from Earth," he said calmly. --"But it isn't your prerogative to decide whether the man should die," came the irritated reply. "God decides these things. Courts decide these things. Not individuals." --"Well, who then is the Court? The Court is a collection of individuals. God is an individual. You are contradicting yourself again." --"Don't play games with me - you know what I mean. You don't have the authority to put someone to death. The Court does." --"Oh, really? According to whom?" --"According to the law, you...
  • Thomas Sowell: Killing Terri Shiavo

    03/24/2005 3:26:10 PM PST · by The Ghost of FReepers Past · 138 replies · 3,414+ views ^ | March 24, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | MEETUP | C-LOG | ISSUES townhall.comPrinter-friendly versionKilling Terri SchiavoThomas Sowell (back to web version) | Send March 24, 2005People who say that the government has no business interfering in a private decision like removing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube somehow have no problem with a squad of policemen preventing her parents (or anyone else) from giving their daughter food or water. Do those who want to keep the government out of private decisions think that the police are not the government? Do they think that the judges who authorized this are not the...