Polygamy and the Latter Day Saint Movement

Becoming Sister Wives

Becoming Sister Wives by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown Simon and Schuster (e-book)

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am


Long-term projects have been planned

The recent criticism of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his civil servants by Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, has raised public concern.

Mr Wang, who comes from the top echelons of the central government, was giving his honest opinion of the city's government.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

If you think Big Love's Bill Henrickson has his hands full with three wives and eight children, you probably haven't met Winston Blackmore, a real-life fundamentalist Mormon preacher and the leader of Canada's largest polygamist group. Inside Polygamy: Life in Bountiful (right; National Geographic, tonight at 10pm) gives the viewer unprecedented access to Blackmore's community.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A different view about polygamy

I am writing in response to Teddy Chow Man-kin's Bright Spark column, 'Polygamy shows women no respect' (Young Post, January 26). Teddy criticised polygamy without giving any reasons.

He talks about 'rights' but this depends on where you live. There are Christians who practise polygamy, too. I think Teddy is using this as another stick to beat the Muslims.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mistresses fly coop as menfolk lose their loot

Hong Kong men struck hard by the financial downturn are hiring private investigators to check on the fidelity of their mainland mistresses.

Private detective David Cheung Dai-wei, who specialises in investigating cross-border extramarital affairs, said that while the number of his cases had not changed appreciably, the pattern had shifted.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Legal uncertainty protects sect leader with 20 wives

Pressure grows on Canadian officials to shut commune

Winston Blackmore, who is believed to have 20 wives and at least 100 children, is the head of a religious sect in British Colombia. He believes polygamy will guarantee he and his family a place in heaven.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

How the 'Bishop of Bountiful' gets away with polygamy

Tucked away in the quiet, southeastern corner of British Columbia, Winston Blackmore presides over a polygamist colony called Bountiful, where he lives with his estimated 20 wives and their more than 100 children.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven

by Jon Krakauer

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25 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Court clears marriage law confusion

The Supreme People's Court has announced a series of judicial interpretations to the marriage law passed in April by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

Senior officials of China's highest court announced it had clarified specifics regarding issues such as cohabitation, compensation rights and domestic violence.

28 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Change to bigamy law sparks warning

As many as 50,000 Hong Kong men could be stepping into a legal minefield by living with their mistresses in Guangdong after the latest amendment to mainland marital laws, deputy solicitor-general Stephen Wong Kai-yi said yesterday.

The amendment, endorsed by the National People's Congress on April 28, seeks to improve the 50-year-old marriage law by changing laws on bigamy.

10 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Moral support and legal framework for wronged women

While some women may celebrate the news that a revised Marriage Law has finally come about, those who expect the law to effectively regulate disloyal husbands and stop them from having baoernai, or co-habiting with de-facto second wives, are likely to be disappointed.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Marriage Law overhaul bans 'second wives'

The heavily disputed amendments to the Marriage Law were approved by China's legislature yesterday.

After three deliberations, the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC), almost unanimously adopted the amendments, Xinhua reported.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

'Second wife' set to be outlawed

The controversial amendment draft of the Marriage Law which will outlaw baoernai - having 'second wives' - is expected to be passed on Saturday, according to Xinhua.

It is among several drafts to be reviewed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which convened yesterday.

25 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Man jailed for bigamy

A Hong Kong man has been sentenced to 10 months' jail by a Shenzhen court for committing bigamy in an action filed by his wife, who said he stopped her financial support after seven years.

17 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

One Man, Six Wives And Twenty Nine Children

We know that in many parts of the developing world polygamy is alive and well. But it comes as something of a surprise that a man from Utah, USA, can brazenly run a household of many wives and dozens of children.

19 Feb 2000 - 12:00am