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FLDS members arriving at the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas for the first day of court hearings on the custody of the hundreds of children taken by the state of Texas from the compound on April 17, 2008.

Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch last week outside Eldorado, bringing to a close a bizarre chapter involving fundamentalist Mormons whose leaders were eventually convicted for their participation in marriages to teen girls. Read more» 1

Ruby Jessop with her six children, ages 2-10, who are enjoying wearing 'real clothes' and riding bikes for the first time.

Ruby Jessop recently escaped the polygamist enclave of Colorado City and a marriage forced on her as a teenager. Leaving in the middle of a December night when her husband was gone for 15 minutes, she returned with law enforcement and her older sister to bundle her children out as well. Read more»

FLDS members arriving at the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas, for the first day of court hearings on the custody of the hundreds of children taken by the state of Texas from the compound in 2008.

The Texas attorney general's office is pursuing legal action to seize the West Texas ranch owned by the polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs, who is serving life in prison for sexually assaulting young girls. Read more» 1

Anthony Romney, second from right, with his family in Mexico. He says he's a second cousin of Mitt Romney and, as a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he's voting for the Republican candidate for president.

They farm, own big houses and pray in a lavish Mormon temple. But they regret that cousin Mitt Romney has never visited. Read more»

Among the murderers and other criminals in Yuma Territorial Prison in the mid-1880s, prominent Mormons were also incarcerated. Their crime? Polygamy. Read more» 2

On Thursday, the Justice Department sued two polygamous towns, Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., along the Utah-Arizona border, claiming they discriminated against non-sect members Read more»

An interview with scholar Joanna Brooks about the Mormon faith and politics, political coverage of religion, history of the LDS Church, and the progressive Mormon tradition. Read more»

Bello Maasaba, an Islamic faith healer, is presently married to 86 women between the ages of 19 and 64, after nine of his wives died and he divorced 12 for disobedience. Read more»

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors. Read more»