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Stars of 'Sister Wives' TV show say they are humbled by ruling striking down Utah polygamy law

FILE - In this file publicity photo provided by TLC, Kody Brown, center, poses with his wives, from left, Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle, in a promotional photo for the reality series, "Sister Wives," which aired in March, 2011. When the polygamous family learned in December 2013 that a federal judge in Utah struck down key parts of the state's polygamy laws, Brown and his four wives said they cried and felt deeply emotional. The family says they are grateful for the ruling, but said winning the lawsuit they brought against Utah in July 2011 doesn’t ease the pain caused by the significant personal sacrifices they made when they fled the state for Las Vegas under the threat of prosecution. (AP Photo/TLC, George Lange, File)
January 12, 2014 - 9:02 AM

SALT LAKE CITY - There were no wild celebrations by the polygamous family that stars in the TLC reality TV show "Sister Wives" when a federal judge in Utah struck down key parts of the state's polygamy laws.

Kody Brown and his four wives tell The Associated Press they felt humbled and cried last month when they heard of the ruling. The judge's decision marked a legal victory for the Browns, who brought the lawsuit against Utah in July 2011 after they had fled the state for Las Vegas under the threat of prosecution.

They say the ruling doesn't erase the pain of the sacrifices they made by leaving their home state of Utah, which they hope to return to someday.

The Utah attorney general's office hasn't decided if it will appeal the ruling.

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