December 16th, 2013
09:53 PM ET

Victory for the "Sister Wives" stars’ legal case for polygamist marriages

A federal judge in Utah struck down part of the state's law banning polygamy. The family featured on the reality show "Sister Wives" filed the case, arguing that Utah's ban on cohabitation violated their rights to privacy and religious freedom. Utah was home to Warren Jeffs, who leads the FLDS, another polygamist sect. He was convicted of having sex with underage girls and is now serving a life sentence. Rebecca Musser was a witness in the case against Jeffs and talks to Anderson about what today's decision means.

Filed under: FLDS • Polygamy • Warren Jeffs
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  1. shanesha25

    These women obviously enjoy their life in this polygamous setting. I think the government should stop bringing up this case and let these people live by their own free will. If there seems to be any level of harm on someone then the government should do something about it.

    October 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm |
  2. CKCalmer

    Polygamy does not deserve a "second look". From what I've seen over the years, many women are in polygamist marriages because they truly want to be, but there are too many who are held in such marriages against their will. It's the very definition of slavery.

    I have nothing against polygamist marriages as long as everyone involved is there by their own free will – although I do wish it would be gender-equal, meaning women could have multiple husbands as well if they so choose. It's the ones that keep people locked in as slaves that are the problem.

    December 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
    • shanesha25

      Yes I do agree with you! Why should it matter how someone lives their life , if marriage is by free will.

      October 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm |

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