Canada's Polygamy Law being argued in court again

   A leader of a religious sect in Bountiful, near Creston is expected to argue in court today that Canada's law banning polygamy infringes on his freedom of religion and expression.
     Winston Blackmore married at least 24 women between 1990 and 2014 and was found guilty of one count of polygamy earlier this year.
     Blackmore's lawyer, Blair Suffredine, says his client has been attacked for 20 years over religious beliefs that have not been shown to harm anyone.
     The B-C Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that the law banning plural marriage is a justifiable limit on religious freedom because of the inherent harms of polygamy.

 

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