Friday, December 13, 2013 11:30 pm
'Sister Wives' family wins ruling in bigamy suit
The Associated Press
U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups says in the Friday night ruling that the phrase in Utah law that references cohabitating with another person is a violation of the First Amendment.
Kody Brown and his four wives filed their lawsuit in July 2011. Washington D.C.-based attorney Jonathan Turley argued the case before Waddoups in January.
The Salt Lake Tribune ( http://bit.ly/1kHUIRd) reports Waddoups also took a narrow interpretation of the words "marry" and "purports to marry" in his ruling. That means that bigamy remains illegal in Utah only in the literal sense, such as when someone fraudulently acquires multiple marriage licenses.