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Court: Religious Freedom Doesn't Make Bigamy Legal

Court: Religious Freedom Doesn't Make Bigamy Legal

Posted - Sep. 3, 2004 at 4:58 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- The Utah Supreme Court today rejected an appeal brought by polygamist Tom Green.

Greene was convicted three years ago of bigamy for having five wives. And he was sentenced to prison.

Green argued that he had a constitutional right to practice his religious beliefs. But today the State Supreme Court denied Green's appeal, saying religious freedom doesn't give anyone rights to break the law.

Green's attorney says he will appeal to the US Supreme Court.

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