Flagstaff, Ariz. Packing up four moving trucks in Las Vegas during triple-digit July heat and taking his family to Flagstaff, a liberal college city in largely conservative Arizona, was no easy task. The city has snowy winter seasons and is a popular destination for desert dwellers to cool off.
Why do so many people who favour same-sex marriage continue to believe that numbers matter? Given the nature of a claim to marriage based upon the right to live out ones' sexual orientation, an argument based on numbers hides a discrimination against those whose sexual orientation bids them to have multiple sexual relationships with both sexes or perhaps just with one. Why should they be denied?
They're right. You know those opponents of marriage equality who said government approval of same-sex marriage might erode bans on polygamous and incestuous marriages? As a matter of constitutional rationale, there is indeed a slippery slope between recognizing same-sex marriages and allowing marriages among more than two people and between consenting adults who are related.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich says that for Mormon women living in 19th century Utah, "plural marriages" were empowering in complicated ways. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. I'm Terry Gross. What was it like to be a Mormon woman in a polygamist marriage in 19th-century America?
Or: How to make your coed polyamory group welcoming to lesbians. The city where I live has a fairly active polyamorous community, with discussion groups and social events. The most active of these are the ones that welcome all genders.
Lola Shoneyin's novel, The Secret Lives of the Four Wivestouched me so deeply, bringing up issues that you would hope would be obsolete by now but are unfortunately alive and not-so-well. The story takes place in Nigeria and revolves around Baba Segi and his four wives, who are all such multi-layered characters, you feel like you know them personally. It is a fascinating and fast-paced tale that will get you thinking about polygamy and why many women still choose it as a lifestyle.
Jeffs as research for her latest book? Jennifer Fulton makes that claim in an interview published recently on AfterEllen. The author said she spent two weeks living with a family in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saintsposing as a widow with two daughters in search of a husband who practices The Principle, as plural marriage is called.
Polygamy is the state of simultaneously having multiple marriage partners, or, in some contexts, multiple sexual or relationship partnersas opposed to monogamy, the state of having a single partner or spouse. Polygamy is often confused with bigamythe crime of entering two legally binding marriages in a jurisdiction that recognizes only monogamous marriages. However, bigamists do not necessarily have a polygamous relationship; more often they are estranged from one spouse and marry another without obtaining a divorce. Within the wider definition of polygamy, the term polygyny refers to one man having multiple wives, and the equivalent term for one woman having multiple husbands is polyandry.
Celebrity gay polygamist Enoch Kolobe has lost one of his three gay partners that he refers to as "wives". The controversial pastor of Zion Apostolic Church Brother Mission who is also a sangoma, shot to fame when he officiated an interracial gay marriage on wildly popular reality show Our Perfect Wedding, lost the first of his three gay partners, Sifiso Zwane, after he walked out on their union. Kolobe was not available to speak to Sunday World but his son Bongani confirmed that Zwane went back to his home for unknown reasons.
The history of Mormonism begins with Joseph Smith, Jr. Highly disgusted with the multiple demonstrations presented by Christianity, Smith found himself at a loss. As the child of a digger who search for buried treasure and a superstitious mother, Smith's past enabled him to open his sights in a different direction.