Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another Ally For the Polygamous Freedom Marry

Barbara Falconer Newhall, influenced by a couple of our favorite TV shows and one our favorite books, became an ally for the polygamous freedom to marry.

Since researching that story on same-sex marriage, I have watched season after season of TV’s “Big Love” (one man, three wives, lotsa kids).

I’ve also watched a couple of episodes of “Sister Wives” (one man, four wives, more kids).

And I’ve read Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage (one man, three wives, 23 living children), by Joe, Alina, Vicki and Valerie Darger.

And I can’t help concluding that polygyny – as practiced in fiction and in fact by these three families – is neither barbaric nor weird.

There was at least one of the typical comments bringing up the usual "problems with polygamy" that aren't really problems with the polygamy, but rather the way some people who have polygamous marriages behave. It is like if someone notes a long, happy, monogamous marriage and someone else brings up and abusive one as "proof" that all monogamy is wrong.
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