New petition sought in B.C. polygamy case

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A B.C. Supreme Court judge considering whether to quash polygamy charges against Winston Blackmore has asked the religious leader's lawyer to submit a new petition to the court in September. ........................

Mr. Blackmore's lawyer Bruce Elwood said the judge indicated she would be available to hear the new submissions in the first week of September.

final Texas custody case resolved


SAN ANTONIO - The only child left in state custody after being swept from a polygamist sect's ranch was placed permanently with a relative on Thursday, ending one of the largest custody cases in U.S. history.

Texas District Judge Barbara Walther signed an order giving permanent custody of the 15-year-old girl to a relative who is a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The girl is not allowed to communicate with jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs, whom she allegedly married when she was 12, but is otherwise allowed to stay with church members.

Criminal trials set in polygamist case


SAN ANGELO -- Trial dates have been set for most of the indicted men from the West Texas ranch of a polygamist sect.

State District Judge Barbara Walther, in San Angelo, set trial dates Thursday for 10 of 12 men indicted after last year's raid on the ranch. The polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owns the ranch.

The first trial will be Oct. 26 for 37-year-old Raymond Merril Jessop. He's charged with sexual assault of a child and bigamy for two separate alleged underage marriages.

The second trial will be for 57-year-old Allan Keate, on Dec. 7. He faces a sexual assault charge.

Eight other trials are set for next year.

Emmy surprises Big Love - Polygamy is Back In Style


* Big Love

Speaking of love, it was nice to see Big Love get some from the academy, receiving a surprise nod for Best Drama Series. Bill Paxton is always great as a polygamist Mormon, but we thought the notoriously conservative Emmys would veer away from that kind of risky show. Clearly, polygamy is back in style!

Another Mormon Polygamous Family Speaks Up - Mormon sisters share a husband


While sisters are known for their love of sharing, Mormon siblings Katie and Priscilla Churcher have chosen to share more than most in their choice of husband Travis.

Published: 8:12AM BST 15 Jul 2009

The pair live with their husband and eight children in a large house in Salt Lake City in the American state of Utah and insist they are very happy with their choice.

They have three cars, a big garden, wardrobes full of stylish clothes and a mountain of toys for all their offspring.

"People might think it's weird to share your husband with your sister, but it's not to us," said Katie, 28.

"It makes Travis a better husband – he's more patient.

A Q&A With The Brown Family - From Brooke Adams Plural Life Blog


This just hit today. A little further look in to the Brown family from the previous video. Hopefully, at some point, folks will stop stereotyping people living in plural marriages whether lived on the grounds of religious or secular belief. Thanks again to Brooke Adams for all the work she does!

Q&A with The Browns
Posted on July 13, 2009, 9:00 am, by Brooke, under Apostolic United Brethren (AUB).

After watching the Brown Family video — and because of the reaction of some of you – I contacted Kody Brown and asked if he and his wives would participate in a Q&A for my readers. The Browns agreed. First, a bit of background.

Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan has a dad with three wives


In March we published a story revealing the extraordinary life of Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan's father Medi.

THE father of Apprentice star Yasmina Siadatan lives with a harem of THREE wives he married under Muslim law.

Midland restaurant boss Medi Siadatan, 57, exclusively revealed his extraordinary life with partners Cinzia, 47, Stefania, 41, and Sarah, 35, to the Sunday Mercury some years ago.

The Iranian businessman had earlier divorced Yasmina’s mum Paula, after confessing that he was unable to be a one-woman man.

Next frontier? Polygamists demand multi-sex marriage


Activists: New Hampshire plan embeds bigotry into state law

Posted: June 05, 2009
10:30 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A polygamy advocacy organization says the New Hampshire law that is intended to assure "equal access to marriage" for all instead specifically embeds in state statutes bigotry against polygamists.
According to a statement posted on the Pro-Polygamy website, when on Wednesday New Hampshire "became the sixth U.S. State to codify the legal construction of same sex marriage," it was hailed by homosexuals as a "civil rights victory."
"Declaring that the new law advances fairness and equality for all, they proclaimed that New Hampshire had supposedly 'ended discrimination' for everyone," the statement said.


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