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Pro-Polygamists Celebrate 16th Annual 'Polygamy Day'

Date: Aug 19, 2016
Word Count: 300 words
Cross-Reference: Polygamy Day, August 19, polygamy activism

August 19, 2016, is Polygamy Day 16

On August 19, 2016, unrelated consenting adult polygamy supporters (UCAPs) are celebrating "Polygamy Day 16" – the sixteenth year of annual Polygamy Day ® celebrations. 

August   19th   of   is   the   formalized   annual   date   of   Polygamy   Day   ®.       Supporters   of   unrelated   consenting   adult   polygamy   (UCAP)   have   been   celebrating   this   date   every   year   since   it   first   began   in   2001.   Because   that   first   celebration   happened   during   the   "Year   1"   of   the   new   millennium,   each   subsequent   "Polygamy   Day"   has   been   labelled   numerically   up   to   the   current   "Polygamy   Day   16"   of   August   19,   2016. 
The   original   celebration   began   in   Old   Orchard   Beach,   Maine,   organized   as   a   get-together   for   pro-polygamy   activists   –   none   of   whom   were   religiously   connected   to   Mormon   polygamy   or   Muslim   polygamy.     That   annual   celebration   transformed   beyond   that   one   event   and   group   into   a   religiously-neutral   event,   nationwide,   for   all   forms   of   unrelated   consenting   adult   pro-polygamists   in   their   own   individual   geographies. 
Polygamy   Day   ®   is   promoted   by   Polygamy   Day,   Inc.     The   corporation   was   formed   in   2002   in   the   State   of   Maine.     Polygamy   Day,   Inc.   filed   for   the   federal   trademark   on   "Polygamy   Day   6."     Unexpectedly,   the   U.S.   Patent   and   Trademark   Office   formally   trademarked,   Polygamy   Day   ®,   on   June   26,   2007   -   four   years   after   the   Lawrence   v.   Texas   and   eight   years   before   the   Obergefell   v.   Hodges   Supreme   Court   Decisions. 
Polygamy   Rights   supporters   celebrate   each   August   19th   to   contemplate   the   legal   and   political   and   progress   over   the   preceding   year.   New   or   ongoing   strategies   for   the   upcoming   year   of   activism   are   also   set   and   organized. 
Information   about   the   history   of   Polygamy   Day   ®   and   Polygamy   Day,   Inc.   are   available   at     Detailed   news   from   the   previous   year   leading   up   to   "Polygamy   Day   16"   appears   at 
With   two   series   of   major   developments   having   occurred   over   this   past   year,   Religious   Liberty   and   Brown   v.   Buhman,   unrelated   consenting   adult   pro-polygamists   throughout   America   undoubtedly   have   reason   for   hope   and   alarm   to   celebrate   and   strategize   on   this   sixteenth   year   of   celebrations,   August   19,   2016   -     "Polygamy   Day   16.” 


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