Even though polygamy is illegal in the U.S., it is legally practiced in many areas of Africa and in certain areas of Asia through religions like Islam, Hinduism, and Mormonism. The Islamic law states that a man can take up to four wives, and Hinduism and Mormonism allow multiple wives.
The Brown family claims the whole family practices and believes in the Mormon religion. Kody Brown met his first wife Meri Brown in 1990, and married second wife Janelle Brown in 1993, a ...
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