Jonathan Turley. “Polygamy laws expose our own hypocrisy”. USAToday. 10/3/2004 – “While the justifications have changed over the years, the most common argument today in favor of a criminal ban is that underage girls have been coerced into polygamist marriages. There are indeed such cases. However, banning polygamy is no more a solution to child abuse than banning marriage would be a solution to spousal abuse. The country has laws to punish pedophiles and there is no religious exception to those laws.”
Reasons to disagree
Polygamy is singled out because it tends to happen in a compound and in home school when little girls have no exposure to alternative life styles. If polygamist would stop living in compounds, and brainwashing their children, we would stop demonizing them.