polygamy http://kpcw.org en Former Polygamists Back Man Who Won Custody Suit http://kpcw.org/post/former-polygamists-back-man-who-won-custody-suit <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Several men exiled from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect say requiring a man to pay his wives' attorney fees after winning a recent custody suit would have a chilling effect on others who have been kicked out and want their children back.</p><p>Lorin Holm is fighting back against being forced to pay up to $76,000 to attorney Rod Parker, who represented Holm's two wives who remain followers of Jeff. Parker says a state statue alows a judge to charge the winning spouse in a custody suit if the other is unable to pay.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:38:00 +0000 KPCW 13260 at http://kpcw.org Polygamy Bill Dead Pending Utah Legal Case http://kpcw.org/post/polygamy-bill-dead-pending-utah-legal-case <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah lawmaker is abandoning an effort to change the state's polygamy laws to comply with a federal judge's ruling striking down key parts of the laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Rep. Jerry Anderson introduced a bill this year that removes part of the bigamy law banning cohabitation with another person.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in December that was a violation of the First Amendment, which guarantees&nbsp;the freedom of religion.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:31:00 +0000 KPCW 9552 at http://kpcw.org