Speaker: Mary P. Batchelor

‘How Long, O Lord?’: Constitutional Protection for Plural Marriage

‘How Long, O Lord?’: Constitutional Protection for Plural Marriage Polygamous Mormons have (unsuccessfully) invoked the Constitution as a shield against prosecution for their ‘domestic arrangements” ever since their practice of the principle was first made public in 1852. This session offers a historical and legal perspective on pertinent constitutional arguments, and tries to predict their …

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Voices in Harmony: Contemporary Women Celebrate Plural Marriage

Voices in Harmony: Contemporary Women Celebrate Plural Marriage The panelists in this session have recently co-authored a groundbreaking book, Voices in Harmony: Contemporary Women Celebrate Plural Marriage, which collects personal essays from one hundred women who currently live, have lived, or support the principle of plural marriage. One of the reasons the book is significant …

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