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noun as in plural marriage

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The Marshall-Newman Amendment — approved in 2006 — defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and anti-LGBTQ groups argued that repealing the bill would help legalize polygamy and child marriage in the state.

A representative of an anti-LGBTQ group on Tuesday said the repeal of Virginia’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman would pave the way for the legalization of polygamy in the state.

“There are some, at least, very legitimate concerns about whether this would actually legalize polygamy, among other forms of marriage,” said Family Foundation of Virginia Legal Counsel Josh Hetzler.

When you talk about polygamy, at least it functions biologically.

Such charges are rare and more common with members who are promoting polygamy, according to Taylor Petrey, a scholar of the history of gender and sexuality in contemporary Mormonism.

If anything, what polygamy does flow from is a general opening up of options.

This conversation often bleeds easily into a “the more the merrier” logic followed by some joke about polygamy.

And contrary to popular belief, polygamy was not an exclusively Mormon concept.

Polygamy is acceptable, especially because it is only the men who are Gods.

So put it the other way: there are no laws explicitly prohibiting polygamy.

Polygamy is simply a matter of wealth and arrangement, and women are purchased and treated like slaves.

Polygamy has been established among the Tartars of every age.

What can be said to the practices of polygamy and concubinage, which prevailed even in these golden times and in pious families?

Polygamy is retained at this day among the Turks, and throughout every part of Asia in which Christianity is not professed.

If we cannot justify monogamy by the facts of life, we shall declare ourselves for polygamy.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to polygamy, such as: bigamy, polyandry, and polygyny.

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