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Why it is significant that the Sister Wives were at the Women's March

Christina Marfice


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Sister Wives' Mariah Brown's first public appearance after coming out? The Women's March

The Sister Wives are some of the last people you'd expect to see at the Women's March on Washington, D.C. After all, the poster family for legalized polygamy isn't exactly known for working to advance women's rights.

More: Not everyone in the Sister Wives family is happy Mariah came out

But even though they didn't exactly advertise that they were there, both Meri and Janelle Brown marched, and it looks like it was because of Meri's daughter, Mariah. It was just a few weeks ago that an episode aired showing Mariah coming out as gay to her family. It was her public coming-out too, and while her announcement seemed to shock her family at the time, they've clearly come around to the idea at least a little bit since then. Good to see they're living in 2017 with the rest of us.

Sister Wives' Mariah Brown's first public appearance after coming out? The Women's March
Image: TLC

In a video posted to TLC's website, Mariah talked about the experience of marching with a few of her friends.

"I really wanted to come to the march with some of my family and friends because it’s something that is really important to me, something that is really important to all of them — so it’s really awesome to be here and experience it," she says. "Today was kind of interesting because it’s the first time I’ve really been out in public after coming out to the world, and there were some kids there that seemed encouraged by that, and so that was really awesome."

One of her friends added, "People just kept coming up to Mariah and saying how inspirational her story was, and how it touched other people."

Meri and Janelle both stayed pretty quiet about having attended the march, maybe because they didn't exactly have their husband's approval. Kody Brown tweeted a link to an article called "Why I will not be joining the protests against President Donald Trump," all about how Trump is the "legitimate president" and apparently that means we should now always accept everything he does without question. Good thing the ladies of Sister Wives have a better grasp of how free speech works than their husband.

More: Kody Brown and his sister wives are sick of being considered "criminals"

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Sister Wives' Mariah Brown's first public appearance after coming out? The Women's March
Image: Sister Wives/Facebook
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