Tag: Polygamy

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Judicial Submission: Top Australian Law School Teaches Sharia Law ‘Benefits’

Australia’s most prestigious law school accommodates two courses which call for elements of sharia law to be incorporated in the mainstream legal system — including allowances for polygamy and lowering the age of consent to end opposition to child marriage. The courses also chide judges who denounce Muslim values during sentencing.

Islamic Polygamy

Mass Migration Brings Rise Of Islamic Polygamy In Europe

From the Gatestone Institute: A few years ago, Sweden’s Center Party, one of the four parties in the center-right governing coalition at the time, proposed legalizing polygamy. The idea caused outrage; the proposal was dropped. The party’s youth division, however,

Arab Twitterati Debate: Is Polygamy the Solution for Spinsters?

JAFFA, Israel – Ahead of Tuesday’s International Women’s Day, Arab social media has been abuzz with discussions about the troublesome phenomenon of “aness” (spinsters) – single women older than 35, and in some countries 30. The stigmatized phenomenon is seen as a

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Eritrea Allegedly Commands Polygamy to Restore Population

A memo from the infamously authoritarian government of Eritrea in east Africa — the Department of Religious Affairs, to be specific — is sending “ripples of shock throughout the country,” according to Ventures Africa, as it orders men to marry at least two wives or face life imprisonment with hard labor.

Montana Man Files Application for Polygamous Marriage

On Tuesday, inspired by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent in the recent ruling legalizing gay marriages across the country, one Montana man who has two wives took the logical next step, applying for his polygamous marriage to be legalized.

World’s First Three-Way Gay Marriage Takes Place in Thailand

Valentine’s Day 2015 will be infamous for more than the release of the film version of 50 Shades of Grey. It also witnessed the world’s first recorded polygamous gay marriage, as Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26 tied the knot. Watchers of The Hangover Part 2 will not be surprised to learn that the marriage took place in Thailand, in the Uthai Thani Province.