Argument: Polygamy laws deter crime-reporting by those within these communities

Issue Report: Polygamy

Reasons to agree

  1. “Time to Repeal Polygamy Laws.” Daily Herald, Jan. 28, 2004 – “Repeal of Utah’s polygamy laws makes sense not only because they are not vigorously enforced but because doing so would remove a barrier to the reporting of crimes from within the polygamist culture.”
  2. People who live on Polygamist compounds could report extreme behavior, without fear of adults being prosecuted for consensual relationships.

Reasons to disagree

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