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'Sister Wives' family sues to prevent prosecution for polygamy

added by Ohio Lawyer in Family Law Lawyer @ Jul 13, 2011 22:40

'Sister Wives' family sues to prevent prosecution for polygamy. The US Supreme Court in 1879 ruled that polygamy is "an offense against society," holding that it is not protected by religious freedom, just as "human sacrifice" is not protected. One hundred-thirty-two years later, a lawsuit brought by an openly polygamous family – stars of TLC's reality show "Sister Wives" – asks whether their personal behavior should be exempt from prosecution under Utah's ...

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