The Case Against Polygamy

From the April 2016 Print Edition

Is polygamy the next same-sex marriage? Fundamentalist Mormons, Muslims, and others argue that federal and state statutes on religious freedom protect the practice. Some liberals have joined the cause, using arguments about sexual liberty, equality, and autonomy. Traditional criminal prohibitions . . . . Continue Reading »

The Meanings of Marriage

From the October 2002 Print Edition

“The apt and cheerful conversation of man with woman is the chief and noblest purpose of marriage,” wrote John Milton. “Where loving [conversation] cannot be, there can be left of wedlock nothing but the empty husk of an outside matrimony””dry, shrivelled, and dispensable. Aptness can . . . . Continue Reading »