Yesterday while patrolling the gossip sites I came across an article about the "stars" of TLC's newest show "Sister Wives" who are being investigated for felony bigamy. "Sister Wives" is a show about a man and his three wives (soon to be four wives) and his 13 children and three step-children. "Sister Wives" premiered on Sunday night which insighted the investigation by the police in Utah.
"At the conclusion of the investigation, the evidence will be forwarded to the Utah County Attorney's Office for review and possible prosecution," says Lehi City Police Lt. Darren Paul.
In my opinion it's not much of an investigation since the husband is an admitted bigamist. Bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah.
The idea of bigamy would never work for me (obviously) but the concept doesn't bother me. If a group of consenting adults want to have a mass marriage then I believe they should be able to. I wanted to see what my twitter friends thought on the matter so I wrote a tweet saying "Bigamy doesn't bother me -does it bother you?" I received a lot of responses saying yes bigamy is bothersome because the Mormons funded the discriminatory Proposition 8- banning gay marriage in California. The legalization of gay marriage is something my family deals with everyday but let's put aside politics and religion and focus just on the act of bigamy.
Does it bother you that consenting adults would want to have a mass marriage? Do you think they should have federal benefits?
HBO's hit show "BIG LOVE" has been sparking debate over bigamy for 5 successful seasons. On "BIG LOVE" you see the discrimination and heartbreak that this large and fictitious family struggle with. They are forced to deny who they are and you see the jealousy between the wives which reinforces to me that the act of bigamy is not just a black and white issue, especially when there are children involved. (Maybe if all the wives looked like Ginnifer Goodwin no one would have a problem with bigamy.)
Here's a sneak peek at Sister Wives: