The Brown family from TLC’s popular show Sister Wives has always been in fear of returning to their hometown, Lehi, Utah. The sole reason behind this fear was Utah’s strict laws against polygamy. Hence, it always made them feel like ‘felons,’ and they had to flee from there, after going public on the TV show in 2010. Years later, plural marriage is finally decriminalized in the state. Kody, his four wives, and eighteen children can finally live peacefully. Here’s a detailed look at the topic.
Sister Wives: Utah Decriminalizes Polygamy, The Browns Rejoice
The upcoming episode of Sister Wives will feature some happy days for the Brown family. People’s new exclusive reveals that they celebrate the decriminalization of polygamy in their hometown. The preview starts with Robyn being excited to share a piece of news with her children. Whereas, Kody adds in their confessional that he was hoping to actually give this news to the kids after ten or more years. Fortunately, their burden has come down quite earlier than they expected.
With excitement in her eyes, Robyn Brown tells her children that the new law in Utah makes plural marriage and infraction. Hence, the offense will now be equal to a traffic ticket. Well, not exactly, but it this sure basically and essentially decriminalizes polygamy. According to CNN, bigamy was previously a third-degree felony and was legally punishable to five years in prison alongside a $5,000 fine. Back in 2010, the Brown family appeared on TLC’s show and made their plural marriage public. However, this prompted the state of Utah to launch a criminal investigation. Hence, Kody and his Sister Wives had to hastily move out of their hometown to Las Vegas. Later on, the Browns settled in Flagstaff, Arizona, where they currently have four separate houses for each of the brides.
Sister Wives: Janelle Brown Expresses Happiness On Not Being ‘Felons’ Anymore, Meri Says It’s ‘Basic Human Rights’
Janelle Brown was seemingly happy because of the new law. In her confessional, the second wife talks about how her family is no longer “Felons” for living their religion. She explains the history of how polygamy became illegal in the state. She says that in 1847 the Mormon pioneers came to Salt Lake. For fifty years, they practiced polygamy, and it became a part of the religion. The mother of six kids expresses that it was just a thing that was done and wasn’t weird back in the day. However, 40 years after that, in around 1890, the Mormons decided to they wanted to try for statehood. Hence, they had to outlaw polygamy, due to which the practice has been illegal for all this while. As a result, for around 150 years, people like the Brown family have been felons.
On the other hand, the preview video also features Meri talking about the topic. The first wife believes that polygamy is basic human rights and civil rights. In fact, she evens adds that her shared husband Kody sharing a bedroom
What do you think about the new law? Do you support polygamy? Tell us your views in the comments below. Also, stay connected to us for all upcoming updates about your favorite reality show.