Friday, January 12, 2018

Sister Wives is Back

Television's favorite polygynists are back for another season, which means a bunch of news articles for publicity. Typically, there's the speculation that someone is leaving their marriage. This time, crime is invoked as the headline for this writeup by is "Sister Wives’ Rumors: The Brown Family Seen As ‘Felons’ By The State Of Utah"...
When Meri Brown, one of the better-known stars of Sister Wives, decided that she was going to open up a bed and breakfast in the state of Utah, she knew she was taking huge chances.
Aside from the standard concerns that every first-time business owner has about her new business, a new report suggests that she was concerned about her family being considered “felons” by the state.
It's ridiculous that any consenting adults would be criminalized or otherwise discriminated against for their relationships.

This shocking report comes courtesy of the Salt Lake Tribune, which suggests that Meri and the other stars of Sister Wives have been living in Las Vegas for the past seven years to avoid being prosecuted for polygamy.
Despite the notion that Utah — which has a large Mormon population — has made polygamy legal, the reality is, it’s just as illegal to be married to more than one person at the same time in Utah as it is to be married to more than one person at the same time in any other state.
It's actually worse in Utah. Polyfidelity is criminalized.
The new season of Sister Wives begins on Sunday, January 14 on TLC. Check your local listings for the time and channel.
Do you watch the show? What do you think?

Every adult, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any and all consenting adults, without fear of prosecution, bullying, or discrimination.
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1 comment:

  1. The very idea that polyfidelity is real has long been targeted by the most hypocritical of patriarchal anti-sexual and anti-social bigots for thousands of years. It's long been a truism that history is written by the victors, and in the case of the majority of so-called "mankind", the victors have all too-often been the most warlike, the most brutal, and worst of all, the most insidious who affect humanity as their fundamental excuse for committing inhumanity. Years ago, I watched a segment of the old TV western show, "Bonanza", in which jealous, hateful neighbors shunned, drove away and even killed a Mormon husband whose two wives were as aware, as loyal, and as worthy people as any, and whose love of their shared husband was truly unconditional, as was his love for them. They had no jealousy, no envy, no grudges, no resentments, only true love - and for that, the man was hated and murdered as a criminal, and the shock and horror of having to watch helplessly as her loyal, loving, hardworking husband died a cruel death right before her eyes, sent one of his wives, nine months pregnant, into premature labor, such that she died in childbirth. The remaining wife stood up for her dead sister wife, and equally for their shared husband, and shamed a bigoted "mainstream", "christian" minister and his wife into allowing her to keep her sovereign and inalienable right to mother her departed sister's child. Would that more so-called "humans" had the heart, the gut and the conscience to learn the meaning of these events, even if fictionally represented. Alas, it will apparently take a grim and bitter dawn before humanity truly wakes up and lives up to its name. Still, we pray for the day...


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