Monday, March 13, 2006
Polygamy Today
Newsweek has posted a new article on polygamists, "Polygamists, Unite!" with the subtitle "They used to live quietly, but now they're making noise." It reports on a renewed effort of polygamy activists that have emerged in the wake of the gay-marriage movement.

The article includes some of the polygamists' reasoning:

...Mark Henkel, who, as founder of the Christian evangelical polygamy organization TruthBearer.org, is at the forefront of the movement. His argument: if Heather can have two mommies, she should also be able to have two mommies and a daddy. Henkel and Hammon have been joined by other activist groups like Principle Voices, a Utah-based group run by wives from polygamous marriages. Activists point to Canada, where, in January, a report commissioned by the Justice Department recommended decriminalizing polygamy.

It seems as if the slippery slope argument from gay marriage to polygamy may be valid after all.
 
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