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I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mine was a young suburb filled with new trees planted in the easement strip. Dotted and dashed along the sidewalk, driveways stitching neighbors into the commonness of the neighborhood. On each side of us and in just about each home on the street were kids my age and most in my class at school. Young families, filled with promise, living the American Dream.  All were equal, right? It was supposed, but not practiced.

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The paradox of polygamy II: Why most women benefit from polygamy and most men benefit from monogamy

By Satoshi Kanazawa
Created Feb 21 2008 – 7:10pm

George Bernard ShawContrary to popular belief, most women benefit from polygynous society, and most men benefit from monogamous society. This is because polygynous society allows some women to share a resourceful man of high status. George Bernard Shaw (who was one of the founders of the London School of Economics and Political Science where I teach) put it best, when he observed, “The maternal instinct leads a woman to prefer a tenth share in a first rate man to the exclusive possession of a third rate one.”

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The Present State of Our Polygamous Future

Jul 20, 2011

Joe Carter

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2011/07/the-present-state-of-our-polygamous-future

In an interview on the science in science fiction, novelist William Gibson noted, “[T]he future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” What Gibson meant was that the innovations in science fiction could already be found—at least in embryonic form—in our current ideas or technology. Much the same could be said about future social and legal norms concerning the institution of marriage—they are already here, they’re just not evenly distributed yet. 

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This blog post from “Progressive Proselytizing” caught our attention:

On the Morality of Polygamy Law: Freedom vs Harm

Should polygamy be legal? This question is at the core of the landmark polygamy case slowly working its way up the Canadian justice system. To answer this, we look at the balance between harm and freedom. The balance in this case is contrasted to the case of gay marriage.

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The following article from the Globe and Mail, written by Marina Adshade (economist at Dalhousie University) makes an interesting arguement for decriminalization:

The overwhelming majority of Canadians do not want to live in a polygamous household and, from an economic perspective, that observation is a bit of a mystery.

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The following article, written by Kate Heartfield of the ‘Ottawa Citizen’, echoes some of our talking points raised with government officials in both Utah and Arizona concerning the laws against adult consensual polygamy.

The polygamy reference case has already made a valuable contribution: It has focused the debate on the question of harm. Apologists for the current law are now having to try to show that polygamy, in and of itself, always and necessarily hurts people. I don’t believe they’re succeeding, but I do see this as a promising first step toward creating a rational and effective legal strategy for dealing with abuse in polygamous communities.

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I found this blog with its attendant argument for legalizing polygamy. It is written from the perspective of a black male born in Nigeria and familiar with African tradition and also Muslim beliefs. Apparently he has researched Mormonism as well and has some interesting insights and arguments for legalization.

I find it interesting that opinions on conjugal socialization are fast evolving toward a more liberal stance. Freedom of choice regarding consenting adult relationships is the new trend in our modern world.

Here is the link to the blog.

~Submitted by HJD

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