Kody Brown, Sister Wives Suing State of Utah Over Bigamy Law

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Sister Wives' Kody Brown wants to take the State of Utah to court, according to reports, challenging the legitimacy of bigamy laws that ban his lifestyle.

Brown and his four-wife "plural" family claim they're filing a suit against Utah, challenging the state's bigamy law. Whether he'll succeed is another story.

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Their family attorney, who will file the lawsuit, posted the following on his website: "We are not demanding the recognition of polygamous marriage."

The lawyer continues, "We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for private relations and demanding equal treatment with other private citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs."

"It is a legal challenge designed to benefit not just polygamists but all citizens who wish to live their lives according to their own values - even if those values may run counter to those of the majority in the state."

Interestingly, that legal argument by Brown is virtually identical to the one made by supporters of gay marriage, which was just legalized in New York, but remains banned in most U.S. states, including Utah.

Kody, who announced earlier this year that he would consider moving to neighboring with Nevada with his brood, is expecting with wife Robyn (#4).

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Okay Utah needs to learn something from the constitution as in the first admendment. It implies that there is FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

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Those children are hurting more that any thing. The Browns had to move to a gambling state - that is ashame especially for your load of children. Don't be mad at them when they don't want a thing to do with your beliveth ..... You sister wives are :(

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I may not ever live in such a lifestyle, however for everyone to judge them for doing something that is THERE CHOICE by saying that what they are doing is disgusting or against god is insane! Its something they wanted to do, they aren't complaining, so why should we care how they live their life? If you don't like it, butt out, don't watch the show. Its that simple, instead of judging them, look within yourselves, is there something you are doing that may be in a cloudy area to god? Do people judge you for that? I don't think so. I have no problem with what they are doing, they made their choice and there is nothing wrong with it, leave them alone. That simple.

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I don't agree that they are hurting no one. Their son Hunter is an emotional basket case and my heart aches for that young boy. All the children are paying the price for their parents religious beliefs, or just beliefs as they are definitely not scriptural as far as I can ascertain. He claims he can give equal love to all but it seems like a win-win situation for dad alone as I see it. Oh, and let's not forget the latest addition to the harem who is expecting. She does get more time with dad as all can see (I don't mean by her obvious pregnancy either). Women are jealous by nature and we see that week after week on this show. Kody Brown is living the life isn't he? Get mad at one, just go to the next ones house. These poor children and the wives too who don't seem to know that they have a say-so in this religion.

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I couldn't be a sister wife, I don't think it's fair that women have to tolerate their husband sleeping with other women, when they can't sleep with other men. But, with that said, I would rather have this man take responsibility for his "wives" & kids, which he does wonderfully. There are so many men that have kids outside of marriage or kids with multiple women & are not fathers to those kids. Paying child support does not make a man a father. I don't see how a ring & a devotion (because they do not have marriage licenses) is breaking the law.

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Legally recognized marriage must be available for all who choose to marry. The Browns are not hurting anyone, their children seem to be well mannered and educated, and as far as I can see they are not on any kind of public assistance. They look like kind decent people. Leave them alone.

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the world is heading in a VERY strange direction.