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  • May 09, 2008
    By Wendy Kaminer
    By Wendy Kaminer,

    Why is polygamy illegal? Why don’t Mormons have a First Amendment right to enter into multiple marriages sanctified by their church, if not the state? There’s a short answer to these questions but not a very good one: Polygamy is illegal and unprotected by the Constitution because over 100 years ago, the Supreme Court decided it was “an offence against society.

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