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'Sister Wives' Family -- Just Like The Gays!

7/12/2011 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Mormons and the gays -- they don't always get along ... but thanks to a brand new lawsuit about to be filed by "Sister Wives" star Kody Brown, it seems they have more in common than you'd think!

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Brown and his multi-wife "plural" family claim they're filing a lawsuit against the state of Utah tomorrow -- challenging the bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal.

The Brown family attorney posted a statement on his blog saying, "We are not demanding the recognition of polygamous marriage. We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for their private relations and demanding equal treatment with other citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs."

The attorney adds, "It is a challenge designed to benefit not just polygamists but all citizens who wish to live their lives according to their own values -- even if those values run counter to those of the majority in the state."

The legal argument is virtually identical to the one made by supporters of gay marriage ... which is illegal in most U.S. states ... including Utah.

So, we gotta ask ...


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Scottc71    

ALOT of hypocrites here. You CANNOT be for gay marriage but opposed to polygamy. Either you are for the rights of all or you aren't. Can't be for one and against another, doesn't work that way. This is the pandora's box the gays have opened up, now you have to recognize all rights or you are nothing but hypocrites.

1095 days ago
137.

adam    

There is no such thing as a polygamist Mormon. Its like a straight homosexeual.

1095 days ago
138.

peoplearesilly    

Idiot women. I do not believe for one minute they are happy. Brainwashed yes, happy temporarily maybe -- unless they get some self respect and self esteem they will always be 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th. Which one is it? They disgust me for then he does for putting up with it. Do they not have more going on that putting up with sharing a man? Pathetic, weak disgusting women. Nice thing to be teaching your kids.

And it is different then gay marriage MORONS. It is one one one, not a few uglies with a man that gets away with it.

1095 days ago
139.

audrey50    

Fundamentalist Polygamists (the Browns) are excommunicated from the Mormon church for practicing plural marriage. (IF they were ever baptized.) Polygs are FAR more intolerant of alternate lifestyles than the mainstream church. Please stop lumping 15 million Mormons into your fundamentalist polygamist stories.

1095 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Hmm. Because if somebody wanted to marry a doll, that would be a HUGE THREAT to all of humanity!!1!1!

Consenting adults are consenting adults. If all they want is for Jonny Law to stay out of their consenting multi-adult relationship...YES.

1095 days ago
141.

Truth    

Told you.

Next up, people marry animals, cars, trees, whatever.

Way to fk up again, liberals.

1095 days ago
142.

lou    

I don't think that polygamy should be legal but I don't think they should be chased down for living this way. I also don't think that polygamists should get any state aid for their extra wives and children.

1095 days ago
143.

adam    

It is a threat when my tax dollars go to pay for his dolls checkups.

1095 days ago
144.

Laney    

I hate that slippery slope argument that "if we allow X, we have to allow y and z." Because there's a definite difference between a gay person and an animal.

As for the question of whether or not polygamy should be legal, I have no problem with plural marriage being legal so long as major concerns associated with it are addressed. For instance, if underage women are being forced to get married to and have children with men thirty, forty, even fifty years their senior, then I think that's a behavior we have a compelling interest in stopping. And if people who are in plural marriages are claiming benefits over what everybody else gets, then I think we have a vested interest in stopping that. But if consenting adults want to marry each other, then I see no reason why we as taxpayers need to spend money prosecuting and jailing people for this "crime."

1095 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Well, a lot of peoples' tax dollars go towards things they don't like or agree with...just sayin.

Anyway, I think it's bizarre that some people think that marrying inanimate objects and animals come on the list of "what's next?" after gays and multiples...Sorry gays and polys you're barely better than animals, trees, cars, dolls, and computers. Look on the bright side, you're ranking much higher than brother/sister marriage.

1095 days ago
146.

Kate    

If gay marriage is allowed under the law, there is no legal reason why polygamy or polyamory can be denied. Once you've screwed with the definition of marriage and claimed that it's a 'right' to marry whomever you choose, what legal basis can you give for denying that supposed 'right' to another minority group? Slippery slope, people. Slippery slope.

1095 days ago
147.

Felicity    

LOL! That's right, adam, and like ihatestupidpeople said next thing you have people marrying their computers, tv's, etc. Heck, why not then... marry your expensive electronics so you can insure them, take them to get repaired and have the repairs covered on your health insurance plan. Take out a life insurance policy and if any of them totally kick the bucket, you can get a nice wad of money to replace them and take a fancy vacation to boot! And since polygamy will be legal, I can marry as many as I want, so why not throw in the car, the house, and the family jewels? ;)

1095 days ago
148.

Bexxx    

For this argument to work, men cannot be the only sex allowed to take multiple spouses. I wonder if Mr. Brown would agree to a law that states women can have multiple husbands?

1095 days ago
149.

always    

No way this creep is supporting all of the wifes and kids. Just how much state aid and food stamps are these loosers taking the tax payers for a ride for? Those to fat hogs beside him look like they get thier share of the pork chops.

1095 days ago
150.

Marilyn    

PLEASE TMZ, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT MORMON (LDS)AND NEVER HAVE BEEN. They are not a part of the LDS church. They are some fringe group that has no tie to the main LDS church at all. I don't want people to think that is my life style at all.

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