Saturday, June 02, 2012

Polygamy is still illegal, B.C. Supreme Court rules

{Posted at Bene Diction Blogs On Nov 23, 2011] The fundamentalist Mormon sect in B.C. that has allowed its male members to practice polygamy for years has been told, again, that what they are doing is illegal in a B.C. Supreme Court ruling today. Justice Robert Bauman ruled that laws against polygamy should remain in place in B.C., in part, because of the harm that can and does happen to women and children in such relationships. I'm posting in haste, as I am at work, so i can imagine that either Bene D or I might have more to add on what might prove a very sigificant ruling later... UPDATE: The lawyer for the polygamist Mormons thinks that the ruling includes several outs that will preserve the status quo--that the Bountiful activities are "illegal", but the government is practically unable to stop it--in this National Post story