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Saudi Arabia Debates Whether Polygamy Is Solution to Rising Issue of Single Women

TEL AVIV – Saudi Arabia has recently become embroiled in a debate over the notion that polygamy could provide the solution to the problem of single women in the kingdom, with some proponents saying men should take three wives – a single woman, a widow, and a divorcee – thus alleviating the burden of spinsters on society.

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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.


Colombia Celebrates First ‘Three-Way Gay Marriage’

Colombia has become the first country to legally recognize the union of three gay men, where Manuel Bermúdez, Alejandro Rodríguez and Víctor Hugo Prada have united in a “special three-way patrimonial regime” in the city of Medellín.


Supreme Court Denies Review in Polygamy and Voter ID Cases

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied requests to review several prominent federal appeals—called petitions for certiorari—including a Utah case asserting a constitutional right to polygamy and a challenge to Texas’s voter-ID law.


Polygamy and Divorce on the Rise in War-Torn Syria

Six months after Maha’s husband was killed in Syria’s bloody civil war, the mother-of-two took a decision that has become increasingly common — she became a second wife.

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The Guardian: Polygamy Is Not a Cultural Conceit–It Is an Affront to Women

Imagine, if you are a man, not being reliant on one wife for the efficient multiplication of your genes, but on a battalion, young, old, tall, short, chatty, taciturn, good at cooking, great at scrubbing floors, whatever, and without even having to start an extreme religious cult in Utah to reap these benefits.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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Alito Fires at Same-Sex Marriage Advocate: Four in a Marriage Okay?

On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito decided to make same-sex marriages advocates face the logical extension of their position, asking bluntly why four people of opposite sexes could not marry, given the argument that two people of the same sex should be able to wed.

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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.


India Bans Muslims From Having Multiple Wives

The Supreme Court of India ruled on Monday that the country’s Muslims have a right to practice their religion, but those rights do not extend to having multiple wives, or practicing a polygamous lifestyle.