Score one for the Browns! I doubt Kody Brown has been this happy since he found Aqua Net on BOGO at the local Rite Aid! As you recall, the Sister Wives patriarch relocated his family from Lehi, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada after their polygamous lifestyle became public. I guess that's what starring on a reality show will do for you!
The family cited the move as a way to get away from Utah's anti-polygamist statute which had Kody and wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn fearing jail time. Kody and his wives challenged the law, and it has since been announced as unconstitutional by a federal court judge. Many states have anti-bigamy laws which do not permit people to enter into multiple marriage licenses, but Utah's law made multiple families cohabitating as one punishable with up to five years in prison.
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According to the Telegraph, the Browns are "humbled and grateful" because of the Court's ruling. The family's attorney stated the decision would end "the criminalization of polygamy" and would enable "plural families to step out for the first time in their communities and live their lives openly among their neighbors."
Kody, who no doubt was having his best hair day ever, also responded to the ruling. He shared, "While we know that many people do not approve of plural families, it is our family and based on our beliefs. Just as we respect the personal and religious choices of other families, we hope that in time all of our neighbors and fellow citizens will come to respect our own choices as part of this wonderful country of different faiths and beliefs."
The Utah Attorney General's office has not yet announced whether it plans to appeal the ruling.
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