Polygamist, Under Scrutiny in Utah, Plans Suit to Challenge Law
Published: July 11, 2011
Kody Brown is a proud polygamist, and a relatively famous one. Now Mr. Brown, his four wives and 16 children and stepchildren are going to court to keep from being punished for it.
George Lange/TLC Kody Brown and his wives, from left, Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle. The family is the focus of a reality TV show, “Sister Wives,” and Utah officials say they have begun an investigation to see if the state’s polygamy law is being violated.
The family is the focus of a reality TV show, “Sister Wives,” that first appeared in 2010. Law enforcement officials in the Browns’ home state, Utah, announced soon after the show began that the family was under investigation for violating the state law prohibiting polygamy.