A single #flds mother of 11, (9 still home) was carless for months. She just got surprised with a car by angels Donna McGinnis and Phil Jessop! This made my heart ❤️ explode! Thank you x a million!!!!

A single #flds mother of...

This is me & Steve Hassan, @stevenhassanfom #cultexpert , getting his PhD at the same university as me. This was actually taken a while ago. I have learned so much from him. He helped me a million years ago...

This is me & Steve...

So I secretly lost 45 lbs, and now I am on a new mission to be #juststrong .My goal is to get to even healthier, get toned, and get stronger! I'm scared to post this, and I don't know what I am doing in the gym (I just do 'whatever'), so any tips are welcome!!

So I secretly lost 45...

A little bit of cowgirl, me & my Stetson. I own #mustanghorses and they heal me. They are magical creatures even just to look at. Come visit. Let me introduce you to #ShortCreek, to a new perspective and healing. No, it is not dangerous here. Yes, it will be eye opening. You can even volunteer and make new friends.

A little bit of cowgirl,...

Just reminding everyone that I am married to a Turkish prince. @tolgakatas was literally conceived in a palace, and his middle name was named after a king, at the king's request. That's pretty close, right? Plus his father is known as the king of decorators, and decorator to the king's - as he did interior design for palaces and high-end luxury hotels. Tolga's father sings, Tolga sings, and his little brother sings. His stepmother (my mother-in-law) is an angel. I love the beautiful family I married into.

Just reminding everyone that I...

Goofing off with an #FLDS friend that I adore. Happy to see her smile. These people have more stress and trauma than I can even comprehend. Layers and layers and layers.

Goofing off with an #FLDS...

Polygamy

2011 Canadian Ruling Against Polygamy

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B.C. Supreme Court has upheld Canada’s polygamy laws, but says minors who end up in polygamous marriages should be exempt from prosecution. In a 335-page decision released on in 2011, Chief Justice Robert Bauman ruled in favour of the section of the Criminal Code outlawing polygamous unions. …

The Polygamy Question

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Polygamy is tolerated to some degree by almost half of the world’s societies. It is practiced by only 2 percent of North Americans from a range of religious and national backgrounds. Some participants in polygamous marriages have immigrated to North America from countries where such marriage is permitted and recognized under the law. Others are members of local fundamentalist Mormon religious sects, which practice polygamy outside the bounds of secular law. However, questions regarding the legal …

Polygamy in the United States: How Marginalized Religious Communities Cope with Stigmatizing Discourses Surrounding Plural Marriage

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Considerable work by advocates for stigmatized groups has yielded dramatic progress in advancing social reform with the goal of fostering a culture of tolerance and understanding for personal and cultural differences (Kite, 2011). Despite progress for several traditionally stigmatized groups, other groups are not visible in mainstream American culture and remain relegated to the corners of American society. Some of these “hidden populations” intentionally evade detection so as to avoid interference from potential threats READ PAPER …

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The Polygamy Question, Introduction: Plural Marriage and Legal Pluralism

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Questions regarding the legal and ethical permissibility of plural marriage occupy a disproportionately large space in the public and legal imagination. This collection seeks to trace the genealogy of contemporary interest in the institution of polygamous marriage, explore arguments for and against its recognition under North American legal systems, and consider how such recognition might operate in practice. READ MORE …

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An Exploration of Polygamous Marriages: A Worldview

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Over seventy percent of the societies known to Anthropologists permit men to marry more than one wife. There are consequences to each type of marriage to which certain individuals might adapt.

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