Happy Anniversary to my sweet husband!

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On 11.11.11. She became my queen! We fight a lot of battles together but never fight with each other.  True love stories never have endings.  She is everything to me. We are living happily in  our story book life with our 12 dogs, 5 horses, 50 chickens!! I love you Christine Marie Katas, Happy Anniversary!!!!

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I gave a presentation at the community non-profit meeting in #ShortCreek. I talked about the Edson Academy - the new FLDS school & resource facilitated by #voicesfordignity!

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My beautiful daughter @oohlalola #singer #songwriter #actor #director #celebrity #icon

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I just did a presentation on helping people from plural communities - for the International Cultic Studies Association conference. People were completely supportive and truly moved. Ashlen co-presented with me. My heart is filled with gratitude.

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I'm in Santa Fe for a cult conference. Tonight I went to #meowwolf with @ashlen.hilliard and Melanie! I had a blast with the fun company and mind-blowing creativity.

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Thrilled to have volunteers from #gracereigns helping get the Edson Academy ready! So much work. #feelingblessed. Thank you so much Gareth, Kristin and angels from Indiana! Thank you Brody as well.

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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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