Is Polygamy Good for Women and Children?

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

As so many have forewarned, opening the door to “alternative family” arrangements such as same-sex marriage is bound to give way to calls for the legalization of other arrangements, such as a recently published argument in a major online magazine claiming polygamy is good for women and children.

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Reality TV Stars to Challenge Criminalization of Polygamy

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

New York Archbishop Dolan’s fears that same-sex marriage laws will lead to the acceptance of polygamy will come one step closer to reality tomorrow when lawyers representing the polygamist stars of “Sister Wives” file a lawsuit challenging Utah’s bigamy law – a case believed to be the “strongest factual and legal basis for a challenge to the criminalization of polygamy” ever filed in the federal courts.

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