A reader sent in an AI suggestion inspired by the recent news that the polygamous family featured on the reality show Sister Wives is suing the state of Utah over its anti-bigamy law:
By criminalizing religious-based plural families and intimate relationships under the criminal bigamy law, Utah officials prosecute private conduct between consenting adults,” the lawsuit says.
Frankly, this is a question I’ve been mulling over myself. I’m definitely a proponent of equality under the law, no matter what one’s orientation, and while polyamory is not my cup of tea, I know others make it work on a free, open and consensual basis. However, I’m concerned about lending legal credence to a religiously-based practice that may impact women negatively. It’s a complicated question.
So, what do you think? Should polygamy be legalized? What are the pros/cons of legalization when it comes to women’s rights?