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Kody Brown from "Sister Wives," a popular TV reality series about a polygamous family, marches during a protest at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City during 2017.(Rick Bowmer/AP)
Kody Brown from "Sister Wives," a popular TV reality series about a polygamous family, marches during a protest at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City during 2017.(Rick Bowmer/AP)

Lawmakers in Utah are considering a bill that would decriminalize polygamy, or multiple marriages, among consenting adults.

Polygamy is currently a third-degree felony in Utah, punishable by up to five years in prison, but the bill would change the penalty to a fine of up to $750 and community service.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with V. Lowry Snow, a Republican in Utah's State House of Representatives who is sponsoring the bill.

This segment aired on February 26, 2020.

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