Canadian couple sentenced in case of underage polygamous marriage


This case should help put to rest the argument that allowing same-sex marriage in Canada would inevitably lead to legalized polygamy:

from the Salt Lake Tribune:

Cranbook, British Columbia • A former husband and wife from a Canadian polygamous community were sentenced to jail Friday for taking a 13-year-old girl to the U.S. to marry the now-imprisoned leader of their sect.

British Columbia Supreme Court judge Paul Pearlman sentenced Brandon Blackmore to a year in jail, while Gail Blackmore, his ex-wife, was given a term of seven months. Both were also ordered to serve 18 months’ probation after their jail time.

The pair from the polygamous community of Bountiful, British Columbia, were found guilty in February of the charge of taking a child under age 16 out of Canada for sexual purposes.

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