I headed up to Weber State University this morning to listen to a lecture from Daniel Mach, who heads up the ACLU's program on freedom of religion and belief.
It was titled "Polygamy, Peyote and the Pledge of Allegiance: The Minority religious experience in America." Alliteration, polygamy, and a trip up to Ogden? I was sold.
Honestly, there wasn't much about polygamy after the Reynolds v. US case, which set the precedent that religious belief doesn't qualify as an exemption from the law. Still, some interesting stuff about everyone from Jehovah's Witnesses to Muslims. Read the story here.
Also, did you know the ACLU says Utah's bigamy law is unconstitutional?
Read about their position here.
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