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Polygamy

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Maddy Wassink

on 16 May 2013

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Polygamy Polygamy is a marriage which includes more than two partners.
Polygyny - a man with more than one wife at a time
Polyandry - a woman with more than one husband at a time
Group Marriage - a marriage with multiple husbands and wives One of the most famous and publicized stories of Polygamy is that of Kodi Brown and his four wives (whom he's produced 16 children with) who star on a TLC TV show, Sister Wives. They were the ones who really brought into the public eye the arguments for and against polygamy. Modern Day Polygamy Different Groups & Polygamy Islamic: Polygyny is accepted and encouraged but polyandry is forbidden
Mormons (Latter Day Saints): Only allowed under God's direction
It is most commonly practiced by Mormon Fundamentalists and in some areas of Africa.
There is a large polygamist colony in Bountiful, British Columbia Polygamy V. Adultery Polygamy V. Adultery There really is no moral difference between adultery and polygamy, as both are the act of being with more than one person at a time. Polygamy is illegal in North America and that's because there is only supposed to be two people in a relationship. Polygamy is basically a consensual version of adultery which is also looked down upon in society. If adultery is looked down upon, why should our views on polygamy be any different?

What is your opinion on polygamy?
Should it be legalized? Polygamy Around the World Should Polygamy be legalized in North America? debate.org asked: Are you surprised by these results? Arguments for Polygamy Just like a monogamous marriage, polygamy (polyandry, polygyny and group marriage) is consensual among adults. This is the argument that many people use in support of polygamy, including those involved in polygamous relationships. They believe that if they are okay with it themselves, that it should be allowed and legalized. Is that enough though? Does this override the issues of polygamy? Issues with Polygamy jealousy among multiple spouses
put's men in a position of power over the women
discourages time spent with children
results in higher crime rates due to an improper balance in the man-woman ratio (after one man takes multiple women)
ie. single men are driven to higher chances of rape, murder, theft and substance abuse Within the Freedom of Religion? Another major argument in favour of legalizing polygamy is that by it being illegal it is denying people of their rights.
Fundamental Freedoms:
2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association. Is this enough of an argument? Take a look at the case of Winston Blackmore and Warren Jeffs... Warren Jeffs is the leader of a polygamist colony in Texas. He derived his group from that of Winston Blackmore's polygamist cult in Bountiful, B.C. Jeffs has over 20 wives and 60 children and Winston Blackmore married 25 times (to girls as young as 14 years old) and has fathered more than 121 children Warren Jeffs & Winston Blackmore
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