Canada: Polygamous commune members to testify in B.C. court
Monday, January 24, 2011
VANCOUVER - A B.C. courtroom will hear testimony this week from women living in the secretive polygamous commune of Bountiful.
The court is examining the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy law.
It has heard from several former residents of polygamous communities saying they faced control and abuse.
But women currently living in Bountiful are expected to offer a very different story today.
They will testify that polygamy has been a positive force in their lives and will ask that the law against multiple marriage be thrown out. the rest