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Church discloses Mormon founder Joseph Smith had 40 wives

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormon Church, surprised many of their members and the public last month. In an essay posted on the LDS website, the Church officially acknowledged that founder Joseph Smith was a polygamist.

Kenyan president signs polygamy law

Nairobi - A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want was signed into law Tuesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women's groups.

Mass. lesbian 'throuple' expecting first child

An extra-legally wedded trio of Massachusetts lesbians is set to become what they believe is the world's first same-sex parental "throuple."

Op-Ed: Marriage doesn't come in one-size-fits-all package Special

Toronto - Marriage. It's a powerful word. For many areas of our world that word is limited to one model, a man and a woman. Even in parts of the world like Canada there are those who think there's only one size to fit all when it comes to wedded bliss.

Libyan Islamists demand sharia law

Libyan Islamists staged demonstrations calling for sharia law, in three major centers of Libya on Friday. This follows the raising of an Al Qaeda flag in Benghazi and continued human rights abuses inflicted by Libya's rebel militia victors.

Polygamist Warren Jeffs sentenced to life

San Angelo - After deliberating for less than one hour, jurors have sentenced Warren Jeffs, 55, to life in prison Tuesday. The polygamist sect leader was found guilty last week of having sex with underage girls.

FLDS leader Warren Jeffs convicted of child sex abuse

San Angelo - The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Warren Jeffs, has finally been convicted of child sex abuse through audio tapes, pictures and DNA evidence.

Religious leader Warren Jeffs guilty of child rape

A polygamist religious leader Warren Jeff, who acted as his own lawyer after firing his legal team at the start of his trial, has been found guilty of child rape.

The fight against polygamy and arranged marriage in France Special

A multicultural society means multicultural values. Here in Lyon, France, FIJI, an association which fights for the rights of women, their children and their families, confronts the practical aspects of this issue on a daily basis.

Op-Ed: Delights of a Muslim man in France: 4 women, but no polygamy

Following a pick-up by French police who are watching out for veiled women, it was discovered that an Algerian man lived with four women, all of whom claimed social benefits while living in a sort of Islamic commune with the man.

Republican Huckabee: Gay marriage like incest, polygamy

Former Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says allowing gay people to marry is akin to legalizing incest, drug use, and polygamy.

Woman with one too many husbands must divorce one

Bad Axe - A Michigan woman will be spending 15 days in jail for the crime of polygamy. She neglected to divorce her first husband before marrying the second man.

The love-life of president Jacob Zuma

While western media love to report on so-called transgressions in the love-life of politicians and celebrities, they rarely question whether sex is practiced protected or not. Now that's very different in South Africa ...

Polygamy becomes hot election issue in South Africa

The widespread, hidden practice of polygamy among many black South African leaders was attacked headlong this week by the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe. A top black journalists says he's 'sanctimonious' however.

Op-Ed: British Columbia Takes Action Against Polygamists, Finally

British Columbia has finally been embarrassed into prosecuting polygamists Winston Blackmore and James Oler, after twenty years of watching. Unfortunately, Wally Opal, the B.C. Attorney General, is taking a road to nowhere with his charges of polygamy.

Men Want To Live Longer, Have Multiple Wives

Men who have more than one wife tend to live longer by 12 percent. Cultures that have polygamy as a mainstay as opposed to monogamous tend to not only live longer but father kids until their 70's.

FLDS 'Defines' Its Policy On Marriage

In the wake of the controversy of alleged sex abuse and the marrying of underage girls to older men, the FLDS has stepped forward to go in-depth on its marriage policy.

Op-Ed: Some Historical Perspective on the FLDS

At some point in the future, the offenders within the FLDS may be held accountable for their actions. Legal 'justice' will be served, 'appropriate punishment' will be meted out, it may even delay similar abuses in the future. All this is true .....

CPS Investigates Reports of Children Left Behind, Turned Away At FLDS Ranch

Still, the custody hearings in regards to the children taken from the FLDS ranch are far from being out of the headlines.

'Bishop's List' Reveals One FLDS Member Has 21 Wives

Asides from the 400+ children taken from the FLDS ranch in El Dorado, Texas, there was also a “Bishop’s List” that was taken. The information on the list can be rather shocking.

OpEd: Polygamy Roundup, If You'll Pardon The Pun

The warrant against Dale Barlow, 'husband' of caller 'Sarah', has been dropped, a DPS spokesman said. A new 'cultural guide' helps Texas understand FLDS children, who have been as insolent as any. Mitt Romney's great granddad had five wives. And more.

Polygamist's Sons: Incest Will Bring Back The Line Of Jesus Christ

Alaric LeBaron, tells 5, "My dad is a religious fanatic, and he believes in this. He believes that incest is going to bring back the line of Jesus Christ."

FLDS Sect Strikes Back, Questions Legality Of The Search Warrants and Raids

The case revolving around the FLDS is far from over, now the members of the sect itself are challenging the legality of both the search and the raid.

A Massive Culture Shock Awaits The Children of the FLDS

As the over four-hundred children taken from the FLDS compound in El Dorado, Texas, the state government must prepare for the inevitable culture shock that they will come across.

For The First Time, Men of the FLDS Speak Out

On CBS’ “Early Show,” three of the men from the Texas compound run by the FLDS have spoken out. This is the first time that any of the male members of the sect have publicly spoken.

ACLU Puts Its Two Cents Into The Case of Children Taken From FLDS Compound

In the midst of what has going on in regards to the 416 children taken from the ranch in El Dorado, Texas, used as a compound for the FLDS, founded by Warren Jeffs, the American Civil Liberties Union has joined in on the case.

Pentagon Contracts Reveal 'Six Degrees of FLDS Founder Warren Jeffs'

In the wake of the raid on the FLDS compound in Central Texas owned by Warren Jeffs and the child custody cases, a new twist has come out of it. It is revealed that the Pentagon is tied with the sect.

Former FDLS Member Tells Her Story Of Escape

In the midst of the story of people escaping from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the women shared their stories. However, they remember their escape but not the pain they felt.

Op-Ed: The Forgotten Children of the FLDS Polygamist Group, The Lost Boys

While people are claiming such outrage over 416 children removed from the FLDS compound and the mothers are going to the press to shed tears and act like victims, everyone seems to forget the other children of the FLDS... The Lost Boys.

Courts To Be Drained Physically and Financially Due To Polygamist Case

As one battle is over, another battle begins after 416 children were rescued from a ranch in central Texas that belonged to polygamist Warren Steed Jeffs. The incident is far from over as the legal and court battles will prove to be more draining.
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Cécile Corso  Legal advisor at the FIJI  Lyon  France
Cécile Corso, Legal advisor at the FIJI, Lyon, France
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The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in September 1898. By this time, polygamy had been banned by the LDS. In 1890, church president Wilford Woodruff issued a Manifesto that officially terminated the practice of polygamy.
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