Brown’s Sisterwives Lawsuit In Court Again Today

The State has once again tried to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Brown’s, of TLC’s Sisterwives as they stated the case had “mootness.” In the legal system, a matter is moot if further legal proceedings with regard to it can have no effect, or events have placed it beyond the reach of the law. Thereby the matter has been deprived of practical significance or rendered purely academic because of mootness. See a full report here.

We interviewed with Ben Winslow of Fox 13 news to air tonight. We told them that Attorney Generals come and go, if it is academic then why keep the laws? ┬áThe State wants to be able to have the law on the books to use when they may, and that is up t0 the whim of whatever local prosecutor or current AG happens to be in place. That is the irony of this case. They want to dismiss it because the Utah County AG decided to investigate the family, though now he says he won’t. Hopefully the Judge sees through the ruse allows the lawsuit to go forward, because we and thousands like us are following the case. It does affect our lives.

The fear is real, and the law is based upon archaic notions of morality and stereotypes of what plural families are. Those stereotype perpetuate because when a problem occurs or a crime happens, it is the only time plural families are publicized. When families like ours or the Browns are public we must endure the threat of prosecution. The State rattled its sword, and now it should not be able to sheathe it and say, “not this time” without consequences.

Thank you to all who have been so supportive. Please continue to get the word out, only by publicizing this issue will people understand what we are about so change can occur.


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3 Responses to Brown’s Sisterwives Lawsuit In Court Again Today

  1. john Nomads says:

    Good for the judge, the state AG is trying to play fast and loose with the law. It’s too bad a Federal judge has to pressure the state to evidently do the right thing.

  2. Tara says:

    The Brown’s were forced out of their home for a religious belief that is practiced all over America and many other countries. Is the United States going to attack people from other countries who come to the US, no because its not an inhumane thing. The issue back in the day was the abuse. Women in mono relationships get abuse, and the children as well. Women are now taught to accept a man who will cheat on them and leave the other women with children to love and support without a father. Society hates the single women who are lied to and believe that a man is single and in love with them, and the men are praised for getting rid of their baggage. What is wrong here?

    I did not grow up with polygamy, but it seems like a very wise decision with the right family. We all get upset when our partner isn’t with us whether its with male or female friends, maybe a little more with the ladies. In a poly relationship everyone is there for eachother, not for their own personal gain.

    Just spitting out my belief, it should be illegal for men to misslead, lie, and impregnate women and not take them on as another wife.

    The gov’t needs to harrassing people who aren’t selfish and love to share love and take care of eachother!

  3. Jason says:

    Love your book, love your courage, love that you all are paving the road for so many others. Keep on paving!

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