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Why Gay Marriage Doesn't Open the Door to Polygamy

Matt Baume | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

In states that have legalized marriage for gays and lesbians, the only change in those contracts was the genders. A few pronouns were switched, but when gay couples marry, everything else still works exactly the same way.

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

The Top Arguments for and Against Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

There are consequences to waiting. Couples are denied their rights, which has ramifications from child custody to driver licenses to death certificates. Look at what the status quo means: Gay couples separated in hospitals. Losing their life savings when one passes away. Having a marriage license revoked when they cross state lines.

What Genesis Says About Marriage: It's Not What You Think

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

There are many Christians, especially fundamentalists, who remain convinced that the Book of Genesis establishes life-long monogamous marriage between one man and one woman as the sole biblically-approved form of marital union. This is a viewpoint shared by popular writers and even some academics.

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

24 Questions About Gay Polyamorous Relationships You Wanted to Ask But Were Too Polite To

Edward Yaeger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Edward Yaeger

I asked Jason if I could write about their relationship, with an emphasis on its mechanics (i.e., the day-to-day), which, based on my biased, statistically unsound research among friends on Facebook, seemed to be what many people were most interested in.

GOP Senator Asks Loretta Lynch: Why Is Gay Marriage OK, But Polygamy Isn't?

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

During Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope...

Carol Kuruvilla

Who Were Joseph Smith's Wives? | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion

After officially acknowledging earlier this month that founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives, some of them as young as 14, officials at the Church o...

Many Mormons Are Unaware of the Messy Details of LDS Church History

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

In my personal anecdotal experience, most of my Mormon friends and family members are, at best, only peripherally aware that these historical essays even exist and very few have actually taken the time to read them or reflect on their implications.

Star Of TLC Show About Polygamy Says Father Molested Her

Posted 11.22.2014 | Women

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a c...

Mormon Issues

Martin Marty | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Suddenly, in the particular case of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), out of a clear (well, "partly cloudy") sky, these Mormons obliged us, with one action of their leaders hitting front page and top on-line status.

Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had A 14-Year-Old Bride

The Associated Press | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wiv...

The American Refugees

Pastor Rick Henderson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Pastor Rick Henderson

We are a refugee-taking country, not a refugee-making one. The unflinching truth that we must come to terms with is that these are Americans. These are our people. These innocent ones were born under the shadow of our flag. They were born into the promise of our Constitution.

Slippery Slopes

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Eldon Taylor

Everyone has heard the slippery slope response to many an argument. I have on several occasions in my books and articles addressed implications and r...

Americans More Likely To Believe In Big Foot Than To Have Confidence In Congress

Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A small minority of Americans believe in aliens, but it's more than triple the number who have a "great deal" of confidence in Congress. Graphic...

Christian Leaders Condemn Kenya's New Polygamy Law

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian clergy fear that a new marriage law signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday (April 29) will tear families apart a...

Polygamist Sect Leader Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has been moved to Hospital Galveston according to his Texa...

One Wife I'll Always Be: That's Why Polygamy Is Not for Me

Jenny Triplett | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Jenny Triplett

What would you do if our husband decided to take another wife? Yes, that is the question. That has been the elephant in many of rooms in which I have had a presence. Yes, I have been asked this question more times than Jay Leno has retired.

Man With 69 Kids And 12 Wives Is Dragged To Divorce Court

Posted 01.24.2014 | Divorce

A Zimbabwaen businessman with 69 kids may have one less thing to juggle soon -- one of his 12 wives has asked for a divorce. Sixty-one-year old Pe...

'I Thanked My Father For Molesting Me'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Some of the secrecy surrounding one of the nation's most well-known polygamist churches has been unearthed. Flora Jessop, an ex-member of the Fundamen...

The First Ever Polygamist Flash Mob!

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Flash mobs come in every shape, size and variety you can imagine. From a grocery store flash mob to an awesome Thanksgiving flash mob to a marriage p...

Why I Think Arguing About Gay Marriage as a Slippery Slope to Polygamy Is a Bad Idea

Derek Penwell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Since I have long been an advocate of same-gender marriage, I guess my friend believed that this Utah case about polygamy would reveal the lack of consistency in my argument, showing me to be another one of those crazy libertines whose morality is probably made up on the fly.

In One State, A Man In A Same-Sex Marriage May Wed A Woman, Too

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

By Eric M. Johnson Dec 18 (Reuters) - A man already married to another man in a state that permits same-sex marriage could wed a woman...

Are Polygamy Bans Unconstitutional?

Adam Winkler | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Is it time to rethink the longstanding ban on plural marriage? While the ability to choose one's sexual partners is an important element of constitutionally protected privacy, polygamy has long been associated with unique harms

Judge Sides With Reality TV Star On Controversial Polygamy Law

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

(Adds reaction from TV star and others) By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge stru...