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Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Collier v. Fox
Citation:2018 WL 1247411 (D. Mont. 2018)
Nathan and Vicki have been married legally since April 26, 2000. Nathan is also in a committed relationship with Vicki and they desire to legally marry. Vicky and Christine are aware of Nathan’s relationship with one another and both consent to being married to him simultaneously. On June 30, 2015, Nathan and Christine went to apply for a marriage license and their application was denied. The Denial Letter stated that their request for a marriage license could not be granted because it would place the Colliers in violation of Mont. Code Ann. Sections 45-5-611 and 612, which criminalize entering into multiple marriages and marrying a person knowing that the person is married to another. The Colliers responded by challenging the validity of Montana’s anti-polygamy statutes.
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