Fighting The Polygamous Battle

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"I never wanted to just be married to a man," "I always wanted sister wives," says Christine, star in the hit television show “Sister Wives” who is pregnant with Kody's-her polygamous husband- 13th child (Hall, 2010). She's glad to be his third wife because she never wanted to be alone with a husband and the third wife balances out the tension between the first two. she says.The first sighting of Polygamy began during the biblical era where Lamech cleaved to two wives, Adah and Zillah. Today, Polygamy is considered a poor representation of Christianity as the lord said “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Sparking the argument that the lord aimed for one man to one woman as he clearly stated “helper” rather than helper. Opposers of the legalization of polygamy like former senator Rick Santorum, stands behind the moral representation of the nation for “consensual sex within your home” leads to the legalization of polygamy and “undermines the fabric of our society.” Though many believe that allowing polygamous wedding would be a negative identity of the nation’s moral, what they fail to realize is that the 1st Amendment guarantees that persons will be free from any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion and its of personal rights and freedom to choose their marriage.
Some people say that Polygamy is a bad representation of American morality, but isn’t gay rights, capital punishment, stop and frisk and state’s legalization of marijuana all against the American morality? While Rick Santorum insists that polygamy is “a poor representation of morality,”(Miller, 2013), there is no historical record arguing statistical significance to such claim, thus the claim falls short to th...

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