Friday, March 10, 2006
There are two, count them two articles in the March 10 issue of Slate on Big Love, a new HBO series on polygamy. What I don't get is how polygamy can possibly be illegal. Since a second marriage is not valid, it would seem that polygamy is no more possible than gay marriage. It simply is not recognized as a valid state. But that's different from saying that it's illegal. And we certainly don't criminalize people for having sexual relationships with more than one person at a time. So what does it really mean to say that polygamy is illegal?