Saturday, December 14, 2013

Polygamous Marriage Decriminalized as TLC Television Documents Reality Shows in Utah

When you think of polygamous marriage, many people often first think of Mormons living in small rural towns in Utah. That is because in some of these communities, polygamous marriage is accepted and is a normal way of life.

Do you believe that polygamy is morally okay?

Polygamous Marriage Documented in TLC Television Shows 'Sister Wives' & 'My Five Wives'

Sister Wives on TLC
Brown Family of the TLC show 'Sister Wives'

The TLC show, Sister Wives, is a prime example of a polygamous marriage in the state of Utah. Sister Wives is a show that openly documents a polygamous marriage between one man - Kody Brown - and his four wives. But the Brown family had to flee Utah because polygamous marriage is against the law in Utah, because of the state's polygamy law.

U.S. District Court Judge Rules Utah Polygamy Law is Unconstitutional

Families that practice polygamy, as seen on the show, Sister Wives, are no longer allowed to be prosecuted as criminals in Utah. This comes as a relief to the Brown family resulting from U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruling that Utah's polygamy law is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups said that Utah's polygamy law is a violation of the First Amendment.

The Brown family filed their lawsuit in July 2011 against Utah's polygamy law, but didn't leave Utah until 2012. Utah's polygamy law is stricter than in the other 49 U.S. states.

Below are three comments from users regarding the U.S. District Court ruling on Utah's polygamy law:

'My Five Wives' on TLC

TLC also runs a show called 'My Five Wives' about another polygamous marriage originating from northern Utah. My Five Wives is about head of household, Brady Williams, and his five wives. In My Five Wives, the show attempts to accurately demonstrate that there should be equality for all, and that the Williams family loves God, and that a polygamous marriage can show that. On the TLC show website, it says that the Williams family wants "to emphasize that their choice to be together is more about mutual love and committment than it is about religion."

What do you think? Is it really showing love by marrying multiple wives, or is it really being selfish?

We know what God thinks. In the Bible, those that had multiple wives were sinning against God, including King David and King Solomon.

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