August 19th is the official date of Polygamy Day ®. Supporters of polygamy rights for consenting-adults have been celebrating this special date each year, ever since the very first "Polygamy Day 1" on August 19, 2001. Because that original celebration occurred in the "Year 1" of the new millennium, each subsequent "Polygamy Day" is now identified numerically on up to the current "Polygamy Day 10" on August 19, 2010.
In what began as a get-together in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, among polygamy rights activists who had no connection to Mormon or Muslim polygamy whatsoever, the annual celebration has grown into a widespread and religiously-neutral individual celebration among all forms of consenting-adult pro-polygamists.
Polygamy Day ® is promoted by Polygamy Day, Inc. The corporation was officially formed in 2002 in the state of Maine. On "Polygamy Day 6," Polygamy Day, Inc. filed for the federal trademark. In an unexpected irony, it was on June 26, 2007 - the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Lawrence v. Texas - that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially registered the corporation’s trademark, Polygamy Day ®.
Activists individually use each August 19th to mark the preceding year’s political and legal events in the advance of freedom for consenting-adult polygamists. Individual strategies for the next year of polygamy rights activism are also considered and even planned.
Information about Polygamy Day, Inc. and a generalized history of Polygamy Day ® are available online at PolygamyDay.com. Specific news from over the previous year leading up to "Polygamy Day 10" appears at
With news events over the previous year giving both hope and cause for specific activism in the fight for freedom, consenting-adult pro-polygamists throughout America definitely have reason to celebrate on this August 19, 2010 - "Polygamy Day 10," the tenth year of celebrations!
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