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2013-05-14 16:25:39

Survey Coincides With New Series Polygamy, USA Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) today released the results of a new survey gauging Americans' attitudes toward marriage and the practice of polygamy. The survey is timed to the May 7 world premiere of Polygamy, USA, a new series that looks inside a community of fundamentalist Mormons who openly practice polygamy as...

2008-10-23 21:00:08

Utah should do more to clamp down on polygamy, a New York law professor said in a debate with a member of the Utah attorney general's office. Marci Hamilton of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law praised Texas in the debate Wednesday for raiding a ranch owned by a polygamous sect and taking custody of the children there, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. She said a 1955 Utah Supreme Court ruling that polygamous homes are not fit for children gives the state the legal tool it needs. Hamilton...

2008-08-23 12:00:30

By Jennifer Dobner Associated Press Prompted by their church's support for a California initiative to ban gay marriage, some Mormons are voicing opposition to the proposed ban on the Internet, saying in cyberspace what they might not be able to express in church buildings. "We need a place where people can have a discussion and get information," said Laura Compton, a contributor at MormonsforMarriage.com. "And people need to know that it's not coming from an anti-Mormon place, or a gay...

2008-07-25 06:00:28

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday introduced a bill in Congress to crack down on polygamous groups, charging that crime is organized and "rampant" within the communities. Reid's first stop today to promote the bill will be at a hearing that he largely organized with the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure calls for formation of a federal task force to combat "the unique set of crimes committed by...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Brooke Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 23--A Senate hearing set to take place Thursday perpetuates a long history of persecution of a religious minority, according to a spokesman for a polygamous sect. In a three-page letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Salt Lake City attorney Rod Parker said it is "unfortunate" that the panel will meet to discuss polygamy without allowing the subjects of the hearing to respond. "History is replete with examples of misinformation becoming...

2006-03-10 22:36:39

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mob boss Tony Soprano may be the toughest dad on television today, but the latest patriarch on prime time, Viagra-popping polygamist Bill Hendrickson on new cable TV drama "Big Love," is clearly busier. Actor Bill Paxton, the tornado-chasing scientist from the 1996 film "Twister," stars as a home-improvement entrepreneur and family man with three wives and seven children, all trying to live quietly under the radar in three adjoining houses in...