The Utah House passed a bill Wednesday that would reduce the penalties for polygamy among consenting adults. Utah senators unanimously pass bill to decriminalize polygamy Currently, polygamy is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. They believe polygamy brings exaltation in heaven - a legacy of the early Mormon church. Doctors claim they have discovered 20 cases of the disorder in a remote Utah community … Mormon polygamists' children in Utah town 'a million times more likely' to develop rare genetic disorder. The 70-3 margin sends SB102 … This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Polygamy in Utah. This article is one of a set on the practice of polygamy in the Mormon settlement of St. George, Utah, from 1861 to 1880. Others, such as Royston Potter, practice polygamy but have no affiliation with an organized … There are an estimated 30,000 polygamists in Utah. Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term. Utah wouldn’t become a state until 1896, under the condition that it explicitly ban polygamy in its constitution. Some of these polygamists have appointed leaders and continue to live in groups, including those in Colorado City (formerly Short Creek), Arizona, and Hilldale, Utah. Polygamy in Utah is covered by these articles: Polygamy in North America. The governor of Utah has signed bills that place new rules on abortion providers in the state and remove the threat of jail time for polygamists. Current state of polygamy in the Latter Day Saint movement. For the first time in 85 years, polygamy is no longer a felony in Utah.