‘Sister Wives’: Utah Decriminalizes Polygamy – Kody Brown Plans Another Move ?

Sister Wives star Kody Brown might be planning his family’s next move. This past week lawmakers in Utah passed legislation that makes polygamy no longer a felony. Kody Brown has lobbied for the bill’s passage. He and his four wives, as wells as many of their children, attended a rally for this back in 2017. It was filmed for their TLC show.

So now that polygamists are no longer felons in the state of Utah, is Kody Brown from TLC’s Sister Wives ready to uproot his family once again? Seems like a move back to Utah is on Kody Brown’s mind. Here’s what we know.

Sister Wives: Kody Brown Instrumental In Utah Law Change

Sister Wives patriarch Kody Brown’s support to have Utah’s polygamy laws changed is well documented. He’s been a staunch supporter. In fact, he’s made it a family affair. Recall we’ve seen this discussed on past episodes of his family’s TLC show.

Now it looks like his efforts have been rewarded. The Utah State Senate voted last week on a polygamy bill. The law is expected to be signed without opposition by Republican Governor Gary Hubert.

90 Day Fiance Sister Wives: Kalani Faagata Pulaa - Asuelo Pulaa - Robyn Brown - Kody Brown

This is great news for Kody Brown and the Sister Wives. Practicing polygamy in Utah won’t be a felony crime for the first time in 85 years under the bill that passed February  28, 2020. Utah lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for the proposal.

So now about  30,000 or so people living in the state’s polygamous communities can live their lives openly. This new law comes on the heels of a law that passed on February 18th that removes the threat of jail time for consenting adult polygamists.

Robyn Brown and Kody Brown House Hunting In Utah?

Sister Wives celeb Kody Brown along wth his fourth and legal wife Robyn Brown was in Southern Utah this past weekend. In fact, they ran into another TLC reality family, The Pulaa’s from 90 Day Fiance at brunch on Sunday (see pic below).

90 Day Fiance Sister Wives: Kalani Faagata Pulaa - Asuelo Pulaa - Robyn Brown - Kody Brown

Just days after the landmark bill’s passage, the reality couple was in town. So what brought the spouses to Utah?  Well, there’s a couple of plausible theories.

First and foremost, two of  Kody Brown’s daughters with his third wife Christine Brown live in St Geoge with their respective husbands. So he could just be visiting. Also, Christine had a family emergency not involving the Sister Wives kids or Kody that she was tending to in Northern Utah. So, perhaps Kody was in town to support both Mykelti Brown Padron and Aspyn Brown Thompson as they too were dealing with the same situation.

But with the laws regarding polygamy overturned, it’s likely the shared husband of four was in Utah scoping out the real estate market. Kody’s made it clear he always envisioned his family living again in Utah. To him, Las Vegas was an exile. Additionally, the move to Flagstaff has been anything but smooth. Another big family move might be in the works.

 

Sister Wives: Coyote Pass Properties Up In Value in Hot Flagstaff Market

Sister Wives alum Kody Brown alluded to the hot real estate market in Flagstaff on the last episode that aired. In fact, he encouraged both Meri Brown and Robyn Brown to purchase homes rather than rent because it woud be a great investment.

Sister Wives: Meri Brown - Christine Brown - Kody Brown - Janelle Brown - Robyn Brown

Now with the Utah laws changing,  and the family parcels in Coyote Pass up nearly 25%, Kody Browm might decide to cash out and move his clan once again.

Certainly with declining ratings, the future of his reality show is uncertain. So perhaps another big move would cause TLC to greenlight another season for Kody Brown and his spouses.

Watch Sister Wives every Sunday at 10 pm on TLC.

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