What’s Current: Winston Blackmore found guilty in decades-long polygamy case

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Winston Blackmore with daughters (Image: Joanna Wilson/Creston Valley Advance)

Winston Blackmore and James Oler, once bishops in Bountiful, B.C., have finally been found guilty in decades-long polygamy case. Ten of Blackmore’s wives were 17 years old when he married them, three were 16 and one was 15. Together they had 145 children.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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