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how is this guy getting away with having multiple wives?

im not against it...i think it sounds like an awesome lifestyle, but isnt it illegal? how is he getting away with it?

im watching 'sister wives' btw about a Polygamist family in Utah


Asked by mamagee1218 at 10:33 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Entertainment

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Answers (11)
  • It's illegal in every state. Most likley he isn't LEGALLY married to all 3 but married through the church instead.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 10:41 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I dont know but it would be nice to have three husbands. Im a sahm so two extra incomes wouldnt hurt

    Answer by leksismommy at 10:37 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I think maybe they can get away with it because only his first wife is the legal wife & the other two are considered cohabitants. Only the first wife would have any real rights in the marriage as far as property, medical decisions for her husband, etc. would be concerned, while the other two would only have legal rights to their own children & personal property (clothing, jewlery, bank accounts in their own names, etc.).

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:45 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • He's probably only legally married to the first. I know that's how some get around it.

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 10:54 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • The Mormans legally and spiritually marry their first wife. All sister wives are spiritual wives.

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 10:55 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I think maybe it isn't legal or at least not something the police worry about in that one state.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:34 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I think they look the other way.
    What network is it on?

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:34 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I think the laws vary by state

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:35 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • its on TLC

    Comment by mamagee1218 (original poster) at 10:44 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • if the state government is accepting of a polygamist lifestyle, then it is what it is i want a wife sick of doing the laundry by myself lol!

    Answer by ssnelson26 at 12:47 AM on Sep. 27, 2010