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When you talk about polygamy, at least it functions biologically.A 13-Year-Old Put This Homophobic Ex-Virginia Lawmaker to Shame|Michael Daly|June 25, 2021|The Daily Beast
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.Mormon sex therapist faces discipline and possible expulsion from the LDS Church|Sarah Pulliam Bailey|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
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.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Polygamy has been established among the Tartars of every age.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
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.
British Dictionary definitions for polygamy
- the condition of having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on the same plant
- the condition of having these different types of flower on separate plants of the same species
Derived forms of polygamypolygamist, nounpolygamous, adjectivepolygamously, adverb
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Cultural definitions for polygamy
The practice of having several wives or husbands at the same time. (Compare monogamy.)