US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Sheriff’s Deputies Fired for Wife Swapping
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff’s firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows.
Brandon Coker and Michael Golden, who worked in the southern state’s Bossier parish, discovered the loves of their lives—in the arms of each other’s wife.
After consultation with their families, the men proceeded to simply swap homes—and wives: Golden moved in with Coker’s wife, and Coker made his life with Golden’s wife. Neither couple divorced.
In late October 2014, their employer, Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Owens, was shocked to discover the divorce-less swap.