The Daily WTF: Sister Wives Star Proves That According To The Law, Bigamy Is Only A Crime If You Also Commit Another Crime At The Same Time
Until recently, Kody Brown of Sister Wives and his four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn — were being pursued by the Utah courts for violating bigamy laws…you know, since Kody is married to all four of them at the same time, and that's supposedly illegal. However, the case against the Browns has apparently been dropped because the county now has the same policy toward bigamy that the state did: “they do not pursue criminal charges for consenting adult polygamists unless they’re committing other crimes.” Oh, okay, so it's not a crime if both people are okay with it? WTF? Challenge. If that's true, then why isn't gay marriage allowed?
And regardless — what?? Polygamy is illegal! I know it is! It's written down in lots of places! That's like not arresting people for public nudity unless they're also shoplifting at the same time. Or not getting someone in trouble for growing marijuana unless they also got popped for public urination. (Because polygamy and public urination are basically synonymous — they're both essentially ‘peeing on the law'.) It makes no sense.
I'm all for keeping trashy reality television on the air, but not at the cost of Utah's laws. They have so few already.