plural marriage


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plural marriage

n.
Polygamy, especially as historically practiced in the Mormon religious tradition.
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Thus, the high court refused to permit Mormons to engage in polygamy, even though church officials argued that plural marriage was part of their belief system.
The battles over marriage, including future debates over plural marriage, can indeed be defused if they are de-politicized.
This Article answers that question in a novel way by scrutinizing the practice of plural marriage through the lens of economic game theory, exploring the extreme harms that would befall the state should polygamy become law.
lang=eng) excommunicates leaders include gross iniquity (involving transgressions such as murder, adultery, sexual perversion, and felony conviction) involving in or advocating plural marriage and apostatizing from the teachings of the Church.
A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870.
The two have heard rumors that some practitioners of their chosen religion are also practitioners of plural marriage and the two agree that they will not become involved in such an arrangement.
Alternative lifestyles such as swinging and plural marriage are examined, and the impact adultery scandals in political careers is discussed.
He notes that plural marriage could be a similarly natural familial evolution.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as "Mormons") have asked us to clarify that the church bans plural marriage, and Church members practicing polygamy would lose their membership.
Synopsis: The practice of plural marriage, commonly known as polygamy, stirred intense controversy in post-bellum America until 1890, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first officially abolished the practice.
practiced by small sects for 150 years, plural marriage has been illegal
Splinter groups who call themselves fundamentalist Mormons still practice plural marriage, including Warren Jeffs' sect on the Utah-Arizona border.