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'Sister Wives' family challenges Utah's polygamy law in federal court
The Deseret News ^ | 07/13/2011 | Dennis Romboy

Posted on 07/13/2011 3:27:42 PM PDT by zippythepinhead

SALT LAKE CITY — Kody Brown and his four wives filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging Utah's law that criminalizes polygamy.

In filing the suit, the Browns' attorney Jonathan Turley said the family seeks to live according to its deep-seated religious beliefs and faith and not as "presumptive criminals."

"This family looks different than a lot of families in Utah. But it is their family, not your family," Turley said outside the U.S. District Courthouse.

(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: consent; inman; laws; legal; polygamy

1 posted on 07/13/2011 3:27:50 PM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: zippythepinhead

What do Romney’s wives have to say about this?


2 posted on 07/13/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: zippythepinhead

I don’t agree with polygamy, but if the states and courts can make it legal for queers to get “married” how can they prevent this? It’s between consenting adults.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 3:34:57 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: zippythepinhead

If you ask me, you’d have to be nuts to want more than one wife.


4 posted on 07/13/2011 3:35:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: zippythepinhead

If marriage isn’t one man, one woman, it can be anything!


5 posted on 07/13/2011 3:35:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: humblegunner

I only thought he had one. Be excommunicated from the Mormon Church if he had more. Harry Reid is Mormon, maybe he is stashing some at the Mustang Ranch :P


6 posted on 07/13/2011 3:37:01 PM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Its a slippery slope. Gays, polygamists, marry your pet....


7 posted on 07/13/2011 3:37:56 PM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: cripplecreek

One wife is too much. I would say that would be the max for any sane person.


8 posted on 07/13/2011 3:39:06 PM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: zippythepinhead

How long before “Daughter Wives” and “Child Wives” bring lawsuits?


9 posted on 07/13/2011 3:39:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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Polygamist, Under Scrutiny in Utah, Plans Suit to Challenge Law

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10 posted on 07/13/2011 3:40:06 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: TexasCajun

Your mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, your horse, sheep, swingers, hillbillies, dueling banjos.......


11 posted on 07/13/2011 3:40:32 PM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: humblegunner

>>What do Romney’s wives have to say about this?<<

* John McCain says he is looking forward to reaching across the aisle to the other wives.
* John Boehner, upon hearing the news, cried for joy
* Arnold Schwarzenegger looked at all the rest of the wives and turned around in a thong saying “I’ll be the back.”
* Mitch McConnell said that he has it set up so that McCain will get the blame
* Newt Gingrich was busy telling all the other wives each were the best all the while trying to get his pillow time


12 posted on 07/13/2011 3:41:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: GeronL

That will be coming soon along with gay men marrying straight women marrying gay women marrying gay men marrying straight men and Alice.


13 posted on 07/13/2011 3:43:01 PM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: zippythepinhead

Exactly so. The queers and libertarians deny this, but it will lead to further societal destruction.


14 posted on 07/13/2011 3:43:47 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL! Need to change depends!


15 posted on 07/13/2011 3:44:26 PM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: zippythepinhead

Netherlands has apparently a Civil Unions law that allows multiple partners.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 3:44:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: zippythepinhead

Doesn’t the EPA have juristiction over endangered species?


17 posted on 07/13/2011 3:46:36 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: zippythepinhead
Its a slippery slope. Gays, polygamists, marry your pet....

Compliance with Islamic law regarding multiple wives~~how convenient~

18 posted on 07/13/2011 3:47:47 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: zippythepinhead

All who didn’t see this one coming please raise your hand.


19 posted on 07/13/2011 3:51:01 PM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: All

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20 posted on 07/13/2011 3:54:02 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: pepperdog

Hands down, it was only a matter of time before all these polygamists came crawling out of the woodwork, guess they finally did. I hope the court turns them down and states that they don’t deserve some special recognition for now though.


21 posted on 07/13/2011 3:58:56 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: zippythepinhead

As predictable as sunrise after the gay marriage rulings. I’m sure the NAMBLA lawyers are preparing a brief as are the necrophiliacs and creeps who find sex with animals a turn-on. Pandora’s Box is wide open now.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 3:59:28 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: humblegunner
What do Romney’s wives have to say about this?

They've got their special underwear all in a bunch.

23 posted on 07/13/2011 4:01:04 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: zippythepinhead

Hey, if rear admirals and carpet munchers can marry, why can’t a man or woman have multiple partners? Why can’t I marry my horse (?)..shoot its a lot more faithful than my first ex wife. And if I marry a gerbil, can’t I get partner benefits from the government?


24 posted on 07/13/2011 5:43:47 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: zippythepinhead
The moslems do it without being persecuted. So why can't the Mormons?
25 posted on 07/13/2011 6:14:45 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: zippythepinhead

Its a slippery slope. Gays, polygamists, marry your pet....

We all know how slippery it is when some people say, just de-criminalize what I do and leave me alone...


26 posted on 07/13/2011 9:51:57 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Realman30

The Mormons are the ones who passed the bill to make cohabitation between unwed man and woman illegal, as a means to satisfy the conditions for statehood, at least they were an overwhelming majority back then. Now, the Mormons, including the mainstream, could undo their polygamy restrictions if they really wanted to, simply because for the most part, cohabitation, which entails polygamy, is decriminalized, the state doesn’t care if any given guy cohabits with who knows how many wives. I wonder why they haven’t given up on polygamy because of the decriminaliztion, of the aspects around enforcing it, but then again, I guess the big mainstream Mormonism has gotten a little assimilated with the rest of us.


27 posted on 07/14/2011 8:35:48 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: zippythepinhead

So, is there anything else to know about this Jonathan Turley, and his ideas, because to me he sounds like a libertarian, and the closest thing I could see to a libertarian at that.


28 posted on 07/14/2011 8:40:47 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: zippythepinhead

Even better, I wonder how our predeccessor, a.k.a. Europe, is doing right now?


29 posted on 07/14/2011 8:42:24 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009

Probably a liberatarian in the liberal sense at least on who you can marry. I am sure gays and polys will be at the court hearings.


30 posted on 07/15/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: Realman30

But he is not a Mormon. He is something else, maybe pluralist Baptist.


31 posted on 07/15/2011 11:52:08 AM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: Morpheus2009

No kids are being propogated enough by the natives, and the Mid East immigrants are multiplying like rabbits. Can you say Caliphate by multiplication?


32 posted on 07/15/2011 11:54:02 AM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: pepperdog

MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


33 posted on 07/15/2011 11:55:35 AM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: Realman30

Even if the mainstream Mormons could practice polygamy legally, they probably wouldn’t go back to the 19th century. We have spent more time as a monogamous faith than we did in polygamy. I don’t ever see the LDS Church reversing course. But you make a good point. Why can’t polygamists of whatever ilk do so without persecution? Maybe the Welfare Wives phenomenon.


34 posted on 07/15/2011 11:59:16 AM PDT by zippythepinhead (Believe Anti Mormons and believe the lies! I am an AntiAntiMormon.)
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To: zippythepinhead

We have spent more time as a monogamous faith than we did in polygamy. I don’t ever see the LDS Church reversing course. But you make a good point. Why can’t polygamists of whatever ilk do so without persecution? Maybe the Welfare Wives phenomenon.

Well the two of your creed which I met in person had no problem with playing video games, eating some fast food, and playing around with modern tech like computers and programming with them, heck, even you are an example of the last statment right there by responding to me.

Again, culturally, it’s probably weeded out by the way plenty of the kind have grown up. That’s probably the biggest weapon against modern polygamy... assimilation into pop culture. But then again, I do believe that people should be responsible for their own issues. Make sure the state doesn’t subsidize polygamy in any way, sort of like illicit drugs.

As a side note, polygamy is way less common in the Middle East than it was in the era of the Ottoman Empire, suggesting more to my hypothesis that modernization and wealth play a role in diminishing it.


35 posted on 07/15/2011 4:04:11 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: zippythepinhead

No kids are being propogated enough by the natives, and the Mid East immigrants are multiplying like rabbits. Can you say Caliphate by multiplication?

It’s more like our own immigration phonomena on steroids. People move in, don’t really have to make a record with the government, don’t have to assimilate into society, and so on.


36 posted on 07/15/2011 4:07:45 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: zippythepinhead; Scotsman will be Free

Oh! What a surprise! Who could have foreseen this??


37 posted on 07/17/2011 6:16:25 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Ironic blinky-eyed statements free of charge, one per customer until supplies are exhausted.)
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