The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published an essay on its website last month, acknowledging its founder practiced polygamy.
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November 14, 2014 The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.
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Kody Brown poses with his wives (from left) Janelle, Christine, Meri and Robyn in a promotional photo for TLC's reality TV show Sister Wives.
August 28, 2014 The part of the law that prohibits cohabitation with others violates the First and 14th Amendments, the judge ruled. He upheld the part of the law that prohibits multiple marriage licenses.
Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown from "Sister Wives" arrive at the grand opening of Mike Tyson's one-man show at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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March 28, 2013 A lawyer representing "Sister Wives" said the march of the law is toward the "right to be left alone." He said polygamy is now where gay marriage was a decade ago.
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October 26, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and the latest developments in Syria. In the second hour, the authors of Love Times Three talk about living a polygamist lifestyle, and Brown University president Ruth Simmons talks about her career and legacy.
February 22, 2011 A Texas official makes the accusation in a document filed in a Canadian court case. Jeffs' attorney doubts the claim.
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