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Polygamy Charges, Again and Some Historical Context for Canadian Antipolygamy Laws

Canada might be closer to laying charges on polygamy and child exploitation in Bountiful, as this article outlines: New polygamy, exploitation charges considered in Bountiful case This is connected to a long historical context which doesn’t make it into the journalistic glosses on the topic. I recently gave a paper on this at the inaugural […]

Polygamy Ruling Imminent

We can expect the BC Supreme Court polygamy ruling today. Either way, this is going to be an interesting one to watch. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/11/22/bc-polygamy-ruling.html?cmp=rss More soon, but note how in this short article, already so much is at play: Bountiful, the subjunctively-framed “so-called polyamorists” (who are held even more in question than the polygamists by this […]

Polyamory on the CBC

This article is actually from just over a week ago, but I didn’t let myself write about it because of marking deadlines. But now that the marks are in and I’m between classes for a few weeks, it’s worth a mention. Polyamorists’ Relationships Wrongly Targeted: Lawyer This article is interesting from a number of angles. […]

Intertextual Polygamy

As the coverage pours in on the latter-days of the B.C. Court’s polygamy reference case,1 I am struck by the way that discourse flows between the news coverage of polygamy and the fictional accounts of polygamous life in the HBO series Big Love. I wrote about the first series of Big Love in some detail […]