2016-12-31 09:12:30 UTC
DECEMBER 27, 2016, BY BEN WINSLOW
SALT LAKE CITY The state of Utah is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to
uphold its historic ban on polygamy, citing the ban on plural marriage as a
condition of statehood.
The brief filed Tuesday is Utahs response to a petition by reality TV
polygamist Kody Brown and his four wives, who sued the state over its
polygamy ban. The U.S. Supreme Court signaled its interest in the case by
asking the Utah Attorney Generals Office to reply.
In its filing, the state asks the Court to not consider the Sister Wives
case and argues Utah was required to abandon polygamy in 1894 as a condition
The Enabling Acts polygamy ban, which Petitioners have not challenged in
this case, was to be irrevocable without the consent of the United States
and the people of Utah, Solicitor General Tyler Green wrote. Utahs
founders complied and adopted the ban, which remains part of Utahs