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Polygamous family lobbies the Utah legislature for decriminalization

This is a simple result of the recent attempts to redefine marriage in the United States. If we do not simply draw a line, and refuse to budge, then the changes we are being forced to accept today will only be the beginning of so very much more.

SALT LAKE CITY - Joe Darger and his wife, Vicki, walked through the Capitol shaking hands with lawmakers like any other citizen lobbyist.

What exactly they're asking their lawmakers to do is a little more unique: decriminalize polygamy.

"The way we are persecuting a particular religious group of people is wrong," Joe Darger said. "It's morally wrong, it's ethically wrong, and we need to look at it. It hasn't worked for 150 years and we need to change it."

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