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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's On - The Browns Going After Anti-Equality Law


Back in the news is the good work of the Browns of "Sister Wives" as they seek to get Utah's ridiculous law overturned. Full marriage equality is getting closer and closer. Here's the article from Brian Skoloff of the Associated Press.

Kody Brown and his four wives want what any family wants, to live in the privacy of their own home free from government intrusion, and out from under the threat of criminal prosecution for — as they see it — just loving each other.
 
"As they see it?" It is the way any rational person sees it.

Brown and his wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn — remain victims and continue to live under the stigma of being considered felons, Turley said, noting they fled to Nevada last year.
While all states outlaw bigamy, some like Utah have laws that not only prohibit citizens from having more than one marriage licence, but also make it illegal to even purport to be married to multiple partners. Utah’s bigamy statute even bans unmarried adults from living together and having a sexual relationship.
Ridiculous.

Arguments are being heard today. Let's advance equality!
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2 comments:

  1. This case follows the path already taken (rather incompetently) through Utah's federal courts by Bronson & Cook in 2007:

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_2574309

    http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1300092.html

    Bronson & Cook's lawyer did such an amateur job of arguing their case that the federal appeals court tossed out their challenge for what amounts to monumental legal stupidity.

    Let's hope that Kody's lawyer (constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley) does a much better job!!

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  2. Here's a great website for understanding the same-sex marriage cases (very similar) which are currently making their way through the federal court system:

    http://www.prop8trialtracker.com/

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