Stars of ‘Sister Wives’ Get Go-Ahead to Challenge Bigamy Law

Feb 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The stars of the TLC show "Sister Wives" have been given the go-ahead by a federal judge for a lawsuit that challenges Utah’s bigamy law, reports the Deseret News.

The judge ruled that Kody Brown and his four wives can sue Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman, but their claims against the state’s governor and attorney general were dismissed, the piece notes.

After "Sister Wives" debuted in 2010, Buhman threatened to prosecute the family, although his office hasn’t filed charges. The family, with 16 children, moved from Utah to Nevada in 2011, according to the story.

The judge ruled Friday that sufficient evidence exists for the suit, in which the polygamous family contests the constitutionality of Utah’s ban on bigamy, the story reports.

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