In the 150 years since Mormon leaders publicly announced that the faithful believed in and practiced plural marriage, neither “the Mormon Question” nor the societal issues that are raised when any group undertakes to practice laws that fall outside traditional moral or ethical boundaries have really gone away. In this dynamic, multi-media presentation,nationally honored historian and law professor Sarah Barringer Gordon will discuss the constitutional issues and theories about what makes a “civilized”society that have been influenced by the practice of plural marriage. How have laws and paradigms changed as polygamy—one of the “twin relics of barbarism” (slavery is the other)—and those who practice it have become better understood? What might the future hold? Don’t miss this important and challenging discussion!
Unsure if there is audio for this session. Sarah Barringer Gordon