Change to Cohabitation Laws

Last week a judge ruled that part of Utah’s anti-polygamy law was unconstitutional. It was previously considered a third degree felony to live with someone if you were already married to another person. How often this law was actually enforced is a mystery to me.

The Salt Lake Tribune addresses the ruling:

Judge Clark Waddoups’ 91-page ruling, issued Friday, sets a new legal precedent in Utah, effectively decriminalizing polygamy. It is the latest development in a lawsuit filed by the family of Kody Brown, who became famous while starring in cable TV channel TLC’s reality series “Sister Wives.” The show entered a fourth season at the end of the summer.

Doug Fabrizio also offered an excellent and balanced take on the subject which you can listen to over at Radio West.

So what do you think? Is this a big deal for polygamists and polyamorous individuals alike? Or is it something that was so rarely enforced most individuals will hardly notice a change?

One thought on “Change to Cohabitation Laws

  1. Grant says:

    Presumably, for a judge to rule against the law, the state must have tried to enforce it on SOMEONE, right?

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