Polygamists See Themselves In Romney, Obama Family Trees

BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins writes on the increasing openness of American polygamists, and on the ancestral polygamy of both President Obama and Mitt Romney. Coppins notes, “[T]he family trees of both [Romney and Obama] are rooted in polygamy, a practice that, for each candidate, has defined generations of family history.” Anne Wilde, a practicing polygamist and leading advocate for the legalization of “plural marriage,” says, “[Romney] thinks he needs to distance himself from polygamy, so he does. I just wonder what he really thinks.”

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