Poly folly

"At what age can a child be married in the church?"

—Today anchor Meredith Vieira on April 16, interviewing three women from Eldorado, Texas, polygamist compound the YFZ Ranch

"I have my children. And they mean a lot to me, and I know of no force, nothing like that. I have my children that I love and I teach and want the best for them, and that's who I live with and that's who I work with and that's what I know about."

—"Monica," who presently has five children in state custody, in direct response

"The reason that they're having trouble answering that question is there is no answer to that question. There is no rule, there is no limit. ... Most of these people are married as adults. That's the rule in the church. And we'll see what the [child protection services] has to say about that."

—Rod Parker, lawyer and spokesman for the families

Source: today.msnbc.msn.com

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