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Unresolved problem segment tonight according to most polls gay marriage is becoming increasingly accepted by Americans and a number of states have already legalize -- as you know.
Now we -- years ago that if the country eventually permits gay marriage everywhere than other groups will want the same treatment.
What is now three polygamous -- darker and two of his wives Alina and -- they have written a book called.
Love times 33 wife is Valerie.
Are true story of a polygamous marriage.
-- -- startling to start with you let's get the facts that you guys live in Utah yes where plural marriage is still a crime correct.
It's a felony to -- to how to get around.
Well we've had -- generations.
We've lived this way.
And my -- were imprisoned for it and my father's generation -- keep their head down and never speak up and we wrote love times three because.
That's not productive that's not healthy -- get an avid user data JL if you have three wives and and night should tell the audience 24 children until the market is but how do you stay -- -- jail if it's illegal in Utah.
I'm not so sure I will stay out of jail.
You stay at a job by being quiet and never never speaking about it all right but I assume that you're only married to one of the -- currently the legally married to Alina okay.
Now so you Mary -- And then the two other ladies but you consider them.
Why watch as how you're the wife and -- -- growth exactly -- all you all along the right okay equal equal why He.
That do you believe that it's your right is an American -- To have your union.
Legalize so polygamy is the law of the land polygamous marriage becomes -- land like gay marriage has here in new York and stay well and it's interesting because a lot of people think that but the debate is a little bit different right now what we're trying to do was get it decriminalized so we're not asking for a -- -- -- -- -- -- your belief.
Do you believe you you -- citizen -- American citizen.
K resident -- to yes do you have the right to participate animal polygamous marriage should it be legal.
I have the right to it now participating in polygamous marriage and haven't you criminalize not have encrypted -- -- -- -- it should be legal.
No I can't say that I think I know you're dodging do you want it legalized in this building a great job I wanted to -- your handle it.
I can't handle that I wanted to decriminalized and there's a did you want -- legalized I would like to see -- decriminalize else I think legalization is.
It's it would open up a lot different things and that's not -- do you not think campaign has some homosexuals are.
For polygamous marriage neither of you and I want the right to be I want us to be -- be left alone and put our family together the way we believe in us our conscience dictate all right -- you don't want to walk on the island at church and of the justices of -- go I now pronounce you man and why it.
It's you don't want them back as you know as part of that now and I think that that -- how do you support 24 kids and three watch what He did.
Well I have.
My own business and I'm entrepreneur and I have the help of the two ladies in front of -- we have an economical off -- and as wells Bowery and it takes three of us outside of the home and one of those so all the time has -- children there.
God now do you agree -- -- two wives here that that it's not important for you guys to get the marital stamp that she just wannabe.
You don't wanna be prosecuted not -- that.
Do we right now our affiliate just because of the word -- because that purport to be married.
Then who were making this of a -- -- did you want.
To do need to go to the justice of the movies I don't believe that we don't we need not only that that you understand I'm Alina.
Why some people say look all of these.
Alternative I think that's a fair word of parents are always -- kind of arrangements there really eroding the traditional American fans.
We've seen a collapse of the family in many areas children being born out of wedlock and all of this business you have 24 children.
All right among four adults and it's big big deal.
-- those children.
OK you understand people will look askance at you.
I -- understand it but I think that there's misinformation out there and if they see into our family and see how much we care about each other and how much for -- for each other where.
-- unit and were devoted to each other and it's our faith.
I think they'll understand why we would do it art what what is the difference -- between what you guys have.
And the Woodstock crew that lives up in Vermont someplace and free love.
-- -- What's difference.
-- heard as I'm having familiar with that I know a free love and Polly -- in those kinds of things and yeah maybe to a lot of people that might not be a big difference to me it's this is just a part of my faith.
It's how I want to live I want let's have this choice with things we consider ourselves independent fundamentalist mormons when we -- -- In our homes separate an -- You're a reason that kind of offense correct yeah Joseph you were raised their two and so is Valerie is that to you all have that back where it goes back Eagles back fit five generations for me time.
-- let you guys about the his longtime -- and we appreciate you coming on thank.
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