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For Immediate Release
Date: April 12, 2016

From: Loving More® Non Profit
Executive Director Robyn Trask,
PO Box 1658, Loveland, CO 80539 
Court of Appeals Decision in the Brown Case is A Disappointment to Polyamorists

The US court of appeals yesterday over turned an earlier decision by U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups (December 13, 2013) that found a portion of Utah’s anti-polygamy law forbidding cohabitation of multiple adults violates rights of privacy.
"U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups threw out the law's section prohibiting "cohabitation," saying it violates constitutional guarantees of due process and religious freedom." CNN Article 12/16/13
The ruling by the Court of Appeals was in part was decided on a technicality saying the Browns had no right to bring the suit since there was little risk of prosecution. Prosecutors argued the law was needed to go after polygamists like cult leader Warren Jeffs, and wouldn’t be used against families like the Browns.
Robyn Trask        
Statement from Loving More Nonprofit’s Executive Director Robyn Trask:
“This is a disappointing ruling for the polyamory community. It is clear from Utah prosecutors own admission that the law isn’t being applied to everyone, at least at this time. Utah officials have said they need this law as it stands to go after people where abuses such as rape, spousal abuse, or other criminal activities are involved. What I don’t understand is why they can’t go after them for the criminal activity itself and why it has to be based on a law that clearly violates people’s personal freedom and choice.”
“People should have the freedom to love and build families in a manner that works for them. Current prosecutors have no plans to go after the Brown family or families like the Browns, but what about future prosecutors? In fact, before the Brown family filed the lawsuit they were going after their family under this very law, only dropping their investigation after the Brown lawsuit was filed, but before it went before the court. The state of Utah was trying to avoid scrutiny of a vague law that is enforced at the discretion of the state."
"As long as laws prohibit consenting adults from cohabitation with multiple adults of their choice, then these families are at risk, and this forces them to be secretive and stay hidden. I strongly believe that we as a nation need to get rid of laws based in religious and/or personal moral arguments that are meant to control how people can love or form personal relationships and families. There are laws already against abuse of minors, rape, and many other atrocities this law is used to go after."
"When we keep and enforce laws such as the ban on cohabitation of multiple consenting adults, we force people to be hidden and afraid. This fear of law enforcement actually helps to sustain the cycle of abuse because people don’t feel safe to come forward or know where they can safely turn. When people can be open to the world, it allows for awareness of abuse and a higher likelihood we can address the real issues. Historically we see this in the opening up of sexual freedom: as sexuality has become more open and seen, sexual abuse has come more to light and society has been better able to recognize the abuse and prosecute the abusers.”
Polyamorists often do or desire to form families of romantically involved adults living together. Currently they do so facing many challenges from housing issues to child custody. This Utah law and similar laws keep many people closeted and living in fear.
The technicality the Appeals Court cited in the decision was addressed by Judge Waddoups  in the first court. Basically the prosecutors dropped the case against the Brown family when they filed their lawsuit as a means to not have the law challenged. Had the Brown’s not filed the lawsuit to strike down the law prosecutors would have gone after them. Polyamorists are rightly concerned that this and similar laws can and will be used to interfere or discriminate against them based on their personal choice to love and form family relationships with more than one person.

The Brown family attorney, Jonathan Turley, is set to appeal the ruling.
For an interview with Robyn Trask or more information on Rocky Mountain Poly Livingcontact Loving More Nonprofit at 970-667-5683 or
Loving More maintains on ongoing list of polyamorists willing to interview and speak to the media.

Loving More's Poly Living Conference in Philadelphia - 2015

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About Loving More
About Robyn Trask
About Loving More
About Loving More®
 Loving More Non-Profit Corporation
PO Box 1658
Loveland, CO 80539
Loving More History
Board of Directors & Staff
Robyn L Trask, Executive Director and Editor (
Jesus V Garcia - IT Director/Board President (
Mim Chapman, Ph.D - Board Member at Large
Vashti Maat - Board Member at Large
Michael Ford - Board Member at Large
Tanya Hixon- Board Member at Large  
Loving More Mission
To educate people about and support polyamory as a valid choice in loving relationships and family lifestyle.
What we believe
Loving relationships and healthy families can come in many beautiful and valid forms.  How people choose to experience relationships and love is an individual and personal choice.  Through education about polyamory and other relationship or love styles, we hope to allow people the freedom to be open and honest about their personal love and relationship choices, without fear of the prejudice or hardships that being non-traditional can bring.  Through education, publicity, and research, we intend to open the door to freedom and safety for those who choose polyamory as individuals and as families.
Loving More® is a national non-profit corporation and 501(c)3 charity, educational website, online community, and magazine dedicated to the support and education of polyamory and polyamorous issues, supporting the polyamorous community both nationally and internationally for more than thirty years.  The Loving More Website offers information on polyamory including terminology, FAQ, links, professional listings, and is a portal through our links to local, national, and international groups/organizations about or related to polyamorous issues.
About Robyn Trask

Robyn L Trask
Position: Executive Director and Editor, Loving More® Nonprofit and Magazine
Robyn Trask resides in Loveland Colorado on a small 11 acre ranch with her partner Jesus, two of her three children, horses,  sheep, chickens, four cats and two dogs. She has two other long term partners that do not live with her but are a part of their extended family.
Robyn Trask is the Executive Director of Loving More® Non-Profit and Managing Editor of Loving More Magazine since October 2004.  She was the president and founder of the Victorian Manor, a wedding chapel and catering business in Katy Texas, from 1988 to 1993.  In 1993 she sold the wedding chapel to move back to Colorado where she spent much of her childhood.  She opened Robyn Trask Photography in 1990 and did photography professionally until 2002 when she opened New Visions Center for Personal and Spiritual Growth before taking over Loving More Magazine.   
As Director of Loving More, Robyn has successfully worked to bring awareness to the public about polyamory and provide support to people exploring or living a polyamorous lifestyle.  Robyn with Loving More produces three or more polyamory events each year as well as a seminar series or one day educational events.  In addition she edits and publishes Loving More Magazine.  These various projects put Robyn in touch with polyamorous people and communities throughout the US and the world.  With her connections to relationship facilitators, polyamory activists and other alternative relationship organizations Robyn has extensive knowledge of polyamory, the polyamory community and current trends within the movement.  Robyn and Loving More work both as a networking organization and liaison between the different and diverse poly communities.
Since 1999 Robyn has facilitated and taught workshops on Polyamory.  She has been a presenter at Loving More Conferences since 2003, done workshops at Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference, Building Bridges, the Sex Show and numerous other venues.  Additionally, she was the keynote for the 2007 Florida Poly Retreat and 2005 Lady Fest Out West, a featured speaker at the 2005 and 2006 Poly Living Conference, the 2006 and 2007 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s (Quad S) West Conference, guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder, Denver University and Metropolitan State College. 

Media appearances include the following:
    *Huff Post Live  July 2014
    *Huff Post Live February 2014
    *HuffPost Live December 2013
    *Our America with Lisa Ling March 2013
     *Baisden After Dark 2008
    * The Montel Williams Show 2007
    * Tyra Banks Show 2006
    * CBN News on The 700 Club 2005
    * WTSW Radio Delaware February 2015 (Spencer Graves)
    * The State We're In May 2011
    * Special Guest on Michael Baisden’s Radio Show 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
    * Out of the Box Radio
    * Irish Radio 2009
    * Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn 2007
    * Santita Jackson Show 2007
    * Steve Douglas Radio Show 2006
    * KOA Talk Radio Denver 2006
    * Allen Colmes Show 2005
    * The John McMullen Radio Show 2005
In her spare time, Trask enjoys traveling, anthropology, astrology, hiking, riding horses and relaxing with her family.
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