Latest Polygamy News

UN report: Women too often suffer violence in families

Jun. 26, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women's agency says in a new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women — and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman. U.N. Women's Executive Director...

Utah relinquishes oversight of trust linked to polygamist

Jun. 18, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge said Tuesday it's time to let a community board on the Utah-Arizona border have final say about who is entitled to buy homes and properties in a trust that once belonged to a sect run by notorious polygamist Warren Jeffs, ending court oversight that began 14 years ago. Judge...

Polygamous sect leader ordered to stop Minnesota building

May. 29, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Officials in northern Minnesota have ordered a temporary halt to construction on land linked to a man who led a secretive polygamous sect's compound in South Dakota. Cook County officials issued the cease-and-desist order Friday to a company tied to Seth Jeffs. KARE-TV reports...

Canadian polygamist found guilty in child bride case

May. 17, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A former leader in a fundamentalist Christian sect that practices polygamy in the Canadian province of British Columbia was found guilty Friday of taking an underage girl to be married in the United States. British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Martha Devlin said it is...