Anti-polygamy bill in re bill recommended by the committees of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses of Congress on the amendments of the House to Senate Bill no. 10, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend section 5352 of the revised statutes of the United States in reference to bigamy, and for other purposes,"" approved March 22, 1882 by Britton.

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Statement[Britton & Gray].
ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
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Anti-Polygamy Bill. In fact, the harsh Edmunds Bill had already passed the Senate two days before Zenas's letter was written. A little more than a month later- Ma President Chester A. Arthur would sign it into law.

The Edmunds Act abolished polygamy and disenfranchised all those Mormons in Utah Territory who practiced it. Book: The Edmunds Act, also known as the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act ofis a United States federal statute, signed into law on Ma by president Chester A. Arthur, declaring polygamy a felony in federal territories.

The act is named for U.S. Senator George F. Edmunds of d by: the 47th United States Congress. Indignation and opposition continued to mount. Additional anti-polygamy legislation was enacted inand still more stringent measures followed in The Church was disfranchised, and Church-owned property in excess of $50, was confiscated by the United States government.

This bill was signed into law on July 1,by President Abraham Lincoln. Parker (the book above), had this to say about the affect of the speech on the country: Arthur, and other political opportunists, who had authored, co-sponsored, signed, or otherwise promoted the hateful anti-polygamy.

Brown and Green on the Homestead e of the Anti-Polygamy Lovejoy Seeks Martyrdom in e Excitement among Southern Members. April 6, Credit. The Poland Act (18 Stat. ) of was an act of the United States Congress which sought to facilitate prosecutions under the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act by eliminating the control members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) exerted over the justice system of Utah red by Senator Luke P.

Poland of Vermont, the Act redefined the jurisdiction of Utah. The Edmunds–Tucker Act of was an Act of Congress that focused on restricting some practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

An amendment to the earlier Edmunds Act, it was passed in response to the dispute between the United States Congress and the LDS Church regarding act is found in US Code Title 48 &full text as 24 Stat.with. Cases challenging the constitutionality of anti-polygamy laws have been filed in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

A federal district court in Utah has declared the state’s laws against polygamy partly unconstitutional. The first rounds of public debate about legalizing polygamy have appeared in newspapers, journals, and blogs. The Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act (37th United States Congress, Sess.

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Because the anti-polygamy bill of was so ineffective, the debate about polygamy continued in the decades that followed. InCongress put together a bill designed to control, and hopefully limit, the practice of polygamy in Utah.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Polygamy has essentially been decriminalized under a bill signed into law by Utah's governor. On Saturday, the governor signed Senate Bill. A bill that would effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah was unanimously endorsed by a state Senate committee this week, sending the legislation to the full chamber for.

The bill got approval from the full legislature after a final procedural vote in the Senate on Friday. The belief that plural marriage brings exaltation in heaven is a legacy of the early Church.

The Utah state senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a. Photo by Rick Bowmer AP.

Kody Brown, pictured in Feb. protested Utah's felony laws against polygamy. Brown and his three wives star in the TV show Sister Wives.

The beginnings of this chronology of the anti-polygamy bills for the Utah Territory, come from a hand out I received in a Religion or History class at BYU in the mid 's. I have significantly augmented it from 3 pages to about 29 pages, with additional line items from various scholarly History books.

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Whatever one wants to believe about Lincoln's personal spirituality, he was no friend to the Saints. He signed the first anti-polygamy bill ina bill that would have devastated the Church if it had been enforced, and the only reason it was not enforced was that.

Even though Jenks drafted the anti-polygamy provision and Utah’s voters ratified the constitution by a large majority, the statehood bill was again defeated by Congress because the Mormon leaders would not commit themselves firmly to eliminating polygamy.

Meanwhile, federal enforcement of the anti-polygamy laws continued. A state senator filed a bill Tuesday that would reduce the penalties for polygamy and lessen what Utah prosecutors would have to prove to pursue.

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It made polygamy a felony and deemed bigamous cohabitation a misdemeanor. As a result of the bill, at least 1, Mormons were found guilty and imprisoned. The Utah State Legislature's House Minority Caucus is demanding an apology from the head of an anti-polygamy group for "racist and absolutely inappropriate" behavior in arguing against a bigamy bill.

Joseph translated the Book of Mormon, organized the Church, and sent out missionaries. As president, he signed the first anti-polygamy bill and appointed anti-Mormons as territorial officials, ignoring Church requests that locals be appointed.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that reduces the level of penalty for polygamists in Utah is advancing in the state legislature. By a unanimous vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Senate Bill.

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This year, Utah state Senator Deirdre Henderson sponsored a measure that would decriminalize this practice but not legalize it. The Utah state Senate approved this bill [ ]. Anti-polygamy groups have been rallying against the bill since the concept was first discussed on Capitol Hill last year.

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For the first time in 85 years, the highly controversial — and in many cases, illegal — practice of polygamy could soon be stripped of his felony status in Utah if a bill passed by the.

With this, a recent bill passing through the Utah State Legislature failed to criminalize polygamy as a state felony. A ban regarding polygamy was lifted in when the stars of “Sister Wives”, a reality TV series documenting the lives of polygamist housewives, sued the state in regards to the state’s ban on polygamy.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Legislature’s House Minority Caucus is demanding an apology from the head of an anti-polygamy group for. Case in point is the Edmunds Bill; the precursor to the Edmunds-Tucker Act of Today we see how Mr.

Cannon argued for their right to practice polygamy while pointing fingers at non-Mormons for doing the very thing they were guilty of – adultery. The bill lowers bigamy to an infraction, putting it on par with a traffic ticket.

But in concert with other crimes like abuse, welfare fraud, or child-bride marriages, it is a second-degree felony. Polygamy — a topic you can't avoid these days (e.g., Warren Jeffs, Big Love, Mitt Romney) — is easy to disparage. But frankly the antipolygamy arguments just .

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