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How to use polygamy in a sentence
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.Va. lawmakers leave LGBTQ students in precarious position | Tinashe Chingarande | March 17, 2022 | Washington Blade
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.Anti-LGBTQ group claims Va. marriage amendment repeal will legalize polygamy | Staff reports | January 19, 2022 | Washington Blade
“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.Anti-LGBTQ group claims Va. marriage amendment repeal will legalize polygamy | Staff reports | January 19, 2022 | Washington Blade
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?Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
polygamy is retained at this day among the Turks, and throughout every part of Asia in which Christianity is not professed.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
If we cannot justify monogamy by the facts of life, we shall declare ourselves for polygamy.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
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
the practice in male animals of having more than one mate during one breeding season
- polygamist, noun
- polygamous, adjective
- polygamously, adverb
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Cultural definitions for polygamy
The practice of having several wives or husbands at the same time. (Compare monogamy.)
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