True to life polygamy: Where siblings are sister-wives or even wife-and-wife

True to life polygamy: Where siblings are sister-wives or even wife-and-wife

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

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Double weddings to many of us suggest two brides and two grooms, yet not for many 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.

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

The fact 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 multiple spouses.

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