Laws on Mormon polygamists lead to win for plural marriage
Modern morals » Scholars see no impact for the Salt Lake City-based LDS Church.
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"The Bible and the Book of Mormon teach that monogamy is God’s standard for marriage unless he declares otherwise," the church wrote in a new introduction to its Official Declaration 1, known as "the Manifesto" presented by then-church President Wilford Woodruff.
The document was accepted by the church "as authoritative and binding on Oct. 6, 1890," the new introduction says. "This led to the end of the practice of plural marriage in the church."
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