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  Utah Senate committee unanimously approves bill to decriminalize polygamy
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Last EditedRP  Feb 12, 2020 11:56am
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CategoryProposed Legislation
AuthorMorgan Gstalter
News DateWednesday, February 12, 2020 05:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA bill that would effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah was unanimously endorsed by a state Senate committee this week, sending the legislation to the full chamber for a vote, The Salt Lake City Tribune reported.

The Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee pushed the bill through after hearing testimony from those who said current state law labels law-abiding citizens as criminals.

The bill’s sponsor, Utah Sen. Deidre Henderson (R), said laws on the books make victims of abuse or fraud within polygamist families feel scared to come forward for fear that they would arrested.
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