Carolyn says she thinks the best way to reduce the negative effects of polygamy is through decriminalizing it, because legalizing would be nearly impossible. "You'd have to rewrite every law that pertains to marriage, and there's no way to do that without jeopardizing traditional marriage," she says. "If there was a way to decriminalize it, people could live honestly and in the open and with dignity and their children could be more mainstreamed. Then the children would have more options."
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