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Attached is the Final Decision by Judge Waddoups in the Kody Brown Case.
FEDERAL COURT RULES STATE OFFICIALS VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE BROWN FAMILY IN THE SISTER WIVES CASESubmitted by Sage on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:03.
The entire statement by JONATHAN TURLEY, attorney for the Brown Family can be read here:
Fox 13 News out of Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge declared a portion of Utah’s polygamy ban unconstitutional late Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing polygamy in the state.
Now to see about the supreme court appeal.
I have removed some of the posts in one of the threads this evening. One or two thoughtful, long, posts were removed in the process due to the way the forums operate, and I am sorry to have lost them.
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" Polygamy laws criminalize relationships between consenting adults, which is not in itself criminal, says Micheal Vonn, policy director at the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), which intervened in the reference case. She says decisions about marriage should not fall within the realm of criminal law."
Prosecutors in British Columbia are taking another go at prosecuting Bountiful leaders for polygamy.
August 15, 2014
While B.C. prosecutors take another run at polygamy charges against two leaders of fundamentalist Mormon sects in Bountiful, feminist scholars will use renewed interest in the issue to take on the law.
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Good Reference Information. Thanks!
Biblical Polygamy: Plural Marriage in the Holy Bible
The Mormon Prophets Testify of Plural Marriage
Mormon Wives Testify of Plural Marriage
Owen Allred Testifies of Plural Marriage
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Polygamy as Lifestyle Choice, and a Reality TV Brand
By JOHN SCHWARTZ JAN. 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Kody Brown, his four wives and 17 children want to be the new face of polygamy, what
some consider the next frontier after same-sex marriage.
That is why, the Browns say, they invited TLC television cameras into their homes for their reality
show “Sister Wives,” why they have written a best-selling book about their lives, and why they challenged
Utah’s polygamy ban in federal court.
Fear of prosecution under that law led them to flee to Nevada. Last month, a federal judge partly