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Federal court restores Utah polygamy ban

Marriage
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 4/12/16, 03:05 pm

A federal court upheld Utah’s ban on polygamy Monday, adding to the drama surrounding the TLC reality television show, Sister Wives.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit filed six years ago by Kody Brown and his four “wives” to challenge the Utah law and re-instated a statute that makes bigamy a third-degree felony.

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Sister Wives star cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy defense

Marriage
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/02/15, 12:00 pm

The polygamous family starring in the hit TLC reality show Sister Wives believes the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage gives them grounds to live their lifestyle unpunished, according to an appeal filed last week.

Kody Brown and his four wives—Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Christine Brown, and Robyn Sullivan—filed documents with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday arguing the state has no right to interfere with consensual adult relationships. The filing cites the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges case.

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Montana man demands 'legitimacy' for second wife

Marriage
by Evan Wilt
Posted 7/02/15, 02:50 pm

A married Montana man plans to sue the state for the right to wed a second woman.

Nathan Collier traveled to the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Tuesday to legitimize his union with two wives, Victoria and Christine. The county clerk denied his request, but said she will consult with the county’s chief civil litigator and give Collier a final decision by next week.

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