Principle Rights Coalition Statement on the Decriminalization of Plural Marriage in Utah


Principle Rights Coalition – Press Statement
U.S. District Court Decision – Brown v. Buhman 12/13/13 – Polygamy Decriminalized

As representatives (in part) of Fundamentalist Mormon families and communities, we express our gratitude to Judge Clark Waddoups of the Federal District Court for striking the cohabitation prong of Utah’s bigamy statute on Friday, December 13th, 2013.

Statement from Johathan Turley's Website on the Decriminalization of Polygamy In Utah


Please click through and leave a comment on his website.

"It is a victory not for polygamy but privacy in America."

Professor Turley's statement.

More Media on the Landmark Ruling in Utah on the Anti-Polygamy Laws


Fox News:

Polygamy advocate groups hail judge's ruling in Utah
Published December 15, 2013Associated Press

Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties on Saturday hailed a federal judge's ruling that key parts of Utah's polygamy laws are unconstitutional, saying it will remove the threat of arrest for those families.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said in the decision handed down Friday that a provision in Utah law forbidding cohabitation with another person violated the First Amendment right of freedom of religion.

Salt Lake Tribune Polygamy Blog: What people are saying about the landmark ruling last night decriminalizing polygamy.


This is cool - the reporters are gathering tweets about the decision last night!

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As a side note - a lot of people woke up this morning able to breathe a little easier. Thank you so much to the Kody Brown Family and the Joe Darger family. Putting themselves on the line in a most vulnerable way has had such a wonderful outcome!

Federal judge declares Utah polygamy law unconstitutional


UPDATED: DECEMBER 13, 2013 09:51PM

A U.S. District Court judge has sided with the polgyamous Brown family, ruling that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional.

Judge Clark Waddoups’ 91-page ruling, issued Friday, sets a new legal precedent in Utah, effectively decriminalizing polygamy. It is the latest development in a lawsuit filed by the family of Kody Brown, who became famous while starring in cable TV channel TLC’s reality series “Sister Wives.” The show entered a fourth season at the end of the summer.

Polygamy: Some Points To Ponder


I found this post this morning in one of our forums ( )underneath a few posts but I wanted to share it more publicly. This is some great advice from our member Justin.

Polygamy: Some Points To Ponder
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 01:59.
Dear All,

Polygamy is not much different than monogamy except that it adds a dimension of complexity and opportunity. Consequently, what is proper in monogamy is even more important to practice in polygamy.

From being in polygamy circles (Christian ones at least) I see that what is needed is a moral code and a level of integrity that befits our calling.


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