The Common Good

Results for polygamy

Bigger Love: Debating Marriage and Sex Beyond Morality
Originally Posted: 09/09/2014 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Is morality the only way to talk about marriage and sex? Certainly the American judiciary thinks otherwise as it hammers out the constitutionality of every union under the sun. The polygamy question could broa ...

Judge Finalizes Order Finding Polygamy Law Unconstitutional; Victory for ‘Sister Wives’
Originally Posted: 08/29/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

A federal judge on Wednesday finalized the order striking part of Utah’s bigamy law and gave one more victory to the family from the TLC television show Sister Wives. A federal j ...

Marriage: What's Love Got to Do with It? Historically, Very Little
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

On Valentine’s Day, American husbands and wives of every age, faith, and region will shower their beloveds with symbols of undying affection — flowers, chocolates, moonlit dinners, kisses. ...

Judge Allows Questions on Sex Practices in Amish Beard-Cutting Case
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

Federal prosecutors will be allowed to question witnesses about Amish leader Sam Mullet’s sexual activities when the hate-crime trial of Mullet and 15 followers begins next week, a federal judge ruled on Monda ...

Idaho Bans ‘Five Wives’ Vodka Over Risque Label
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Idaho regulators have decided not to carry Five Wives Vodka because of its label, while Utah booze cops have deemed the bottle’s depiction of 19th-century women in petticoats holding kittens near their lady p ...

About Those So-Called "Honor Killings" in Canada
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

A jury on Sunday found three members of an Afghan family guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a &qu ...

He Said, She Said: Driscoll's "Real Marriage" is Really Not
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 5:41am | Type: Blog

Real Marriage is a poorly written, poorly researched book by a well-meaning pastor who I believe is struggling with his own sexuality and sense of self-worth. Editor's ...

Mitt Romney and Moral Imagination
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

It always is disturbing when you hear of politicians who create laws that don’t apply to themselves or start wars that their children won’t be fighting in. The center of a ...