Sister Wives Win: ‘Sister Wives’ Stars’ Victory Paves Way For Lengthy Court Battle

Garrett Montgomery | August 31, 2014 | 5 Comments More

Sister Wives Win In Utah

Sister Wives win will be short lived. The stars of Sister Wives won their case against polygamy ban and now have the right to live as a plural family in Utah, but their marriages are still illegal. The cast of Sister Wives composed of Kody Brown his four wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn should enjoy the victory because the other side is gearing to appeal the judge’s decision.

The clan from the controversial reality series Sister Wives win their polygamy law case, but they face many more court battles in the very near future.

On Thursday, Kody Brown (44), his wives Meri (42), Janelle (44), Christine (41) and Robyn (34) along with their seventeen children received some good news in their lengthy court fight to make polygamy legal in the state of Utah.

District Court Judge Clarke Waddoups sided with the Browns by striking down Section 1883 in Utah’s bigamy statute, which made it a crime for a resident to “live together with or cohabitate” in a union with another person whom they were not legally married to.

Kody Brown was facing up to five years in prison for his spiritual unions with three of his sister wives.

Mr Brown, an advertising salesman has been legally married to Meri for 24 years (the pair will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary in September).

The win for the Sister Wives cast members allow them to reside under the same roof without the fear of being prosecuted, as long as they do not break any other laws.

Waddoups did not go as far as making Utah polygamy law unconstitutional, and therefore Brown marriages to Janelle, Christine and Robyn are not recognized by the government.

The judge also announced that Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman violated the families constitutional rights of free speech and religious beliefs when he investigated them four years ago.

The investigation, harassment and prejudice pushed the Browns to leave their house in Lehi for Nevada, according to Examiner’s Roz Zurko.

The Sister Wives issued a statement saying that they hope the win in the case of Brown v. Herbert, pushes their neighbors and other American to accept and respect their choices and their faith.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, said that he is building his case and will later decide whether to appeal or not.

Law experts predict that Reyes will keep the court battle going because the ruling opens the door to making polygamy legal in Utah.

Other Mormons reacted to the Sister Wives’ big win with a yawn, because a majority of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say that polygamy is a moral sin along with abortion and having sex out wedlock.

The Sister Wives should enjoy this win because they do not have too many supporters for the next round of court battles.

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    1. Lin says:

      If same sex is legal why not polygamy. Not for me but why ok for 1 and not another?

    2. Ann says:

      Save the money by not prosecuting and feed the homeless. Learn to pick your battles.

    3. drsnower says:

      He’s only married to one. That’s like saying I can’t live in a house with roomates and be intimate with them. There’s no law against what he’s doing.

    4. Linda says:

      At least they are not out having affairs and producing children. They are consenting adults, leave them alone.

      I don’t understand it or same sex relationships, but I was not put on this earth to judge others and they are not affecting my choices.

      I am not sure I agree with polygamy being “legal”, but it certainly shouldn’t be illegal. What a waste of tax payers money to prosecute in a situation like this. Let it be.

    5. JCL says:

      When Utah was seeking statehood, polygamy was the main obstacle so, Utah had to agree to abandon it. It was placed in their Constitution to gain statehood. How are they now able to go back on this? Since the Browns now live in Nevada, does their lifestyle create a problem for Nevada and their laws?


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