Real world polygamy: Where siblings are sister-wives and on occasion even wife-and-wife

Real world polygamy: Where siblings are sister-wives and on occasion even wife-and-wife

Winston Blackmore, that is accused of practising polygamy, finds the courthouse in Cranbrook on Tuesday. Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Double weddings to many of us suggest two brides as well as 2 grooms, not for a few Mormon fundamentalists like Winston Blackmore.

It can sometimes mean two brides and a groom married in quick succession along with a string of others for them.

Often sufficient, all too often, those soon-to-be wives that are sister currently sisters.

The truth of polygamy in Mormon fundamentalist communities like Bountiful, B.C. — instead of the truth television variation — is unfolding in a B.C. Supreme Court test where Blackmore that is 60-year-old and Oler, 53, stay accused of getting illegally taken numerous spouses. Continue reading “Real world polygamy: Where siblings are sister-wives and on occasion even wife-and-wife”