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Conservatives say Utah polygamy ruling confirms their worst fears

First Published      Last Updated Dec 16 2013 04:36 pm
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Attorney Jonathan Turley, who argued the case for the Browns, said in a blog post that the decision "was a victory not for polygamy but privacy in America."

"Utah has achieved something equally important today," Turley wrote, "true equality of its citizens regardless of their personal faiths or practices."

In his ruling, the judge took a narrow interpretation of the words "marry" and "purports to marry," meaning that bigamy remains illegal, such as when someone fraudulently acquires multiple marriage licenses.