Decker said the message she received alerted her to Friday’s landmark ruling in which U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups struck down parts of Utah’s law against cohabitation. The decision effectively decriminalized polygamy, and while it didn’t particularly surprise Decker, it did disappoint her.

"I think it’s going to open the door for more polygamy, more welfare," Decker said of Waddoups’ ruling.

And that’s exactly the opposite thing Decker wants to see happen.

Decker spent five decades as a member of the polygamous Apostolic United Brethren, which was linked to the Kody Brown family, who filed the lawsuit leading to Waddoups’ ruling and star in TV’s "Sister Wives."