No. The LDS Church (commonly called the "Mormon} Church) believes, as per its 12th Article of Faith, in honouring and sustaining the Law. The Church outlawed the practise of polygamy amongst its adherents more than 120 years ago, in 1890. Any person found practising it today is excommunicated from t…
Notice that the Quran permits but does not command a man to have four wives. Furthermore, the Quran stipulates that a man is responsible for the maintenance of his wife or wives. If a man has more than one wife, he has to provide separate living accommodation for each of his wives. Multiple marriag…
You can only be married legally to one person at a time in the United States. How polygamy is proven depends on the laws of the state regarding bigamy and polygamy. But the government does have a way of tracking and stopping multiple marriages. When you apply for a marriage license the state will d…
Countries under shariah (Islamic) law permit a second marriage under special circumstances, such as an illness of the first wife or her inability to bear children. In this case, with the first wife's consent, a man may marry again. This is polygyny, a subset of polygamous marriages. Many other count…
Polygamy was practiced in Mormonism many years ago, but is not currently practiced by Mormons today. It is highly unlikely that the kid's family practices polygamy. _______While there is a possibility that "this guy"'s family practices polygamy, it is very unlikely. It is true that polygamy, the pra…
Doriden is a Schedule II drug in the US. Therefore it is legal to dispense in the United States. Unfortunately it is no longer manufactured leaving many that truly need this medication unable to obtain it. The drug is one of the most effective sleep aids ever developed. However, due to an insignific…
In some nations, yes, but typically no. It is not legal in the United States or Canada.
For one, polygamy was taken out of church doctrine a very long time ago. We must take into account that it was not 'discussed'. It was required of the Lord at that time because of the few men due to winter, mobs, etc. It was so women could have a place to live and food to eat.
No it does not.Actually, it does in the Amazon jungle tribes, quite a bit. And I have not been able to find anywhere that states it is illegal, just not common.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have not practiced polygamy since 1890. God has commanded humans to practice polygamy in many different instances throughout history. Readers of the Bible will remember that Abraham and Jacob Israel were affiliated with this practice. Even …
The penalty varies depending on the state or country you live in. In the US, most states have a penalty of 5 years in prison and a $5000 fine. Hawaii and Rhode Island have the least severe penalties, one with several weeks in jail and the other with a $1000 fine. In some other countries, polygamy is…
Definition of PolygamyThe condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time. Also called plural marriage.Zoology. A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex.In the English language, polygamy is the practice of having more than…
Yes, he was very into having many women to 'use' at any time
Muslim men are allowed to marry up to four wives. However there is strict policy in this. If the husband cannot deal with them fairly he is ordered to marry only one. Allah says in Chapter of Women (chapter no 4 verse no 3)"And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphangir…
The US Supreme Court didn't make polygamy illegal; Congress passed statutes outlawing the practice of plural marriage, and the Supreme Court upheld the laws as Constitutional. Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, practiced polygamy (having more than one spouse) in th…
Yes..a man in Islam can marry up to four women at same time but there is conditions attached to this: treat them equally and he is obligate in front of GOD to do that and if he can't do that he shouldn't marry more than one
Bsimillah (In the name of God)
If ye fear that ye …
No. It is legal.
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YES and NO
YES and NO. Polygamy has been officially denounced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Nevertheless, members of the LDS church continue to practice polygamy today in the sense that if a man and woman are sealed in the temple, and the woman dies, the man can marry anothe…
Most of Islamic countries recognises this sort of marriage (men having up to four wives) note (women cant have second husband at the same time its prohibited in Islam )in one condition if the second marriage conducts in consent of the first wife and there are legitimate reason to do so for example s…
Polygamy is illegal in the united states but is legal in many other countries. In the middle east in particular.
This is a historical misnomer. Brother Joseph Smith was only
married to Emma. There is not on e single shred of credible
historical evidence that he had 40 to 80 other wives. While it is "
really cool" in some circles to say that he did, there is no basis
in fact. It is such a treasured myth, most p…
Some references to polygamy in the Bible
Genesis 16 1-4 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children : and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be…
no, in most countries. Two wives is not legal.
In the US, each state gets to set their own punishment. In most states it is 5 years in prison and several thousand dollars in fines.In the US, it depends on the state. Most states give you 5 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
The reason polygamy is illegal in some countries because it is seen as immoral and unfair against women, the laws regarding polygamy tend to relate to the historical traditions of the area or country. Most Christian religions forbid bigamy and polygamy, others have seen to harm in it for hundreds of…
Its not polygamy if you are not married you would just have a variety of dates or girl/boyfriends.
Or if you have a wife and are going out with another women it is not polygamy it is called having an AFFAIR!!!
The practice of plural marriage was officially abandoned in 1890,
and the church issued an official manifesto ordering an end to
The Mormon Church no longer supports the practice of plural
marriage, and requires its members to abide by the law.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S…
To avoid adultery and to avoid sex "one night stand" which is a disrespectful manner to the woman which they do not deserve.And marriage even more then one,is a compulsory to preserve our descendant and dignity.
Polygamy is illegal in the United States and Canada, as well as most other Westernized nations. It is legal in some Middle Eastern, African, and Asian nations.
4 wives but God said he should not marry even 1 wife if could not make her live a good and full life. A Muslim having more than 1 wife is actually kind of rare.... .. .. .. 4gottensoul....
the way the pic showed it looked liked a Muslim family. If this is
true I would have to denoce the church. You may call me what ever
you will but that would mean the church is pro Muslim. And maybe
gays. with all that is going on in this world John the sick evil
man who is doing this things to all h…
The main effect of polygamy is the creation of a class of men who can't find wives. There are roughly equal numbers of men and women in the world. Every time a man takes 4 wives, 3 other men can't find one. In places where polygamy is comman, those numbers can quickly add up to 15-20 percent of the …
in polygamy, there is a lack of communication between husband and wives that leads to all other struggles in the family.
Yes. There is nothing stopping you from having many partners. However, you may only legally marry one person at a time. If you marry more than one, you are guilty of bigamy, trigamy, and so on. However, be cautious of your state's bigamy laws... Some bigamy laws also apply to 'common law' marriages,…
Having more than one wife is a Biblical tradition that predates Islam by two thousand years. Prophet Abraham, for example, had two wives, and polygyny was common in many pre-Islamic cultures. Islam limited the number of wives to four, required the husband to support and protect all o…
Polygamy is shown in the Old Testament as a custom among the Jews, at least for those who could afford more than one wife. The Bible does not really provide an end to polygamy.The practice of polygamy was abandoned by European Jews around 1000 CE, but continued amongst some Middle Eastern Jews until…
Under Islamic law you can have up to 4 wives so all the Islamic countries recognize polygamy. These countries include Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, yemen, oman, UAE, qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran and more
Promiscuous women are especially a product of the modern western society. Due to the institution of marriage being less successful, many women have opened their minds to seeking newer partnerships if the existing one is not working out.
In many cases women are remaining in their current marriages (f…
No, only Martha Stewart anus.
Zaman is a type of tree or part of the name of a Turkish daily newspaper.
no where in the US is it legal to practice polygamy
There was a federal law against bigamy in 1862 and quite a few territories weren't yet states.
no its illegal but there hasn't been an arrest for it in 60 yrs
Polygamy was banned from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) over 120 years ago in 1890. Those practicing polygamy today are not really Mormons, because they have been excommunicated (kicked out) of the Church. Anyone found practicing polygamy is immediately excommu…
Yes, it is illegal.
In the US, polygamy was never a standard practice. Even Utah wasn't allowed to be a state until they stopped it. In general, polygamy for Christians died out in a couple centuries after Christ. He preached that one man should cleave to one woman, and love became more important in marriage than comm…
The answer is yes polygamy is illegal in Utah.
Polygamy is legal in many Middle Eastern and African countries, and some Asian countries as well.
Yes. Polygamy is illegal in all free democratic nations. Our first law was the federal Anti-bigamy law of 1862.
In tribal societies, extended family ties are strengthened by arranged marriages between groups. Polygamy allows for more ties for the larger and more powerful families. Polygamy is associated with strong patriarchy, suppressed women's rights, and agrarian societies.
Polygamy was made illegal in the United States through a series of legal actions and Supreme Court cases. The first case was the Morrill Anti-Bigamy act in 1862, which made bigamy illegal. In 1878, the Supreme Courte case Reynolds vs. United States decided that religious duty was not a defense or ex…
Polygamy is becoming more difficult. Supporting a large family in a cash based economy is very expensive. It worked far better in crop based economies where getting an extra wife meant one more person to work in the fields, plus more children. Polygamous marriage is very unstable in places where wo…
None. Polygamy is illegal in the United States by a federal law enacted in the 1860's. It is illegal for any state to legalize polygamy or for any person living in America to practice polygamy. That being said, you can still have two wives, but you will be breaking the law. (just as you can drive 9…
Polygamy has many advantages. Financially, polygamists often have the upper hand. There are more adults who can work to provide an income for the family, and they can save the cost of childcare by having one adult stay home. Imagine having three working parents and one stay and home mom in the sa…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stopped the practice of polygamy in the fall of 1890. It was ended by the issuing of an official "manifesto" by Church President Wilford Woodruff, which was accepted by the Church membership in a General Conference on October 6, 1890. However, this 'ma…
No, polygamy is illegal in every state of the United States of America, including Texas. Some fundamentalist Mormons and Muslims, as well as fringe cults, practice polygamy in the United States, but cannot be convicted of a crime because they are not legally married to more than one wife. Some part…
All states in the US have laws against bigamy. You can be charged with bigamy if you get a legal marriage license for more than one person at a time. Polygamists generally avoid this by only legally marrying the first woman.
No. Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states. In Utah, polygamy laws are especially strict. Polygamy in Utah is defined as cohabiting with multiple people of the opposite gender - even if you made no attempt to be married. In Utah, polygamy is a felony and punished by 5 years in prison.
Please refer to Reynolds v. United States, Supreme Court Case for details.
yes i think that the main sacred writing of Islam allow ploygamy
Yes. The dictionary definition of polygamy does not differentiate between a man having or a woman having more than one spouse. The general term is polygamy. When a man marries more than one woman it is called polygyny. When a women marries more than one it is called polyandry. There is also bigamy …
Advantages: -in societies with a large male:female or female:male ratios this can allow more people to attain the status of married-allow the production of children when one partner is infertile-ensures that children will always be cared for (unlikely that ALL parents will die at same time)-in polyg…
The Muslim man is entitled to marry up to a maximum of four wives but subject to certain conditions.
no polygamy is illegal in Georgia, and is punished by law..
Adultery is extramarital sex. Polygamy is marriage to more than one woman.
Yes, it's possible to love two people at the same time (at least I
think so), however, it will cause an emotional roller coaster that
will ONLY cause stress, and drama for the relationships whether
it's a friend-based relationship or current dating relationship. In
the case of divided loyalties eith…
Groups of Mormons that have splintered from The Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter Day Saints allow polygamy. The main body of the church is in no way connected to what are called "Mormon Fundamentalists" and does not practice polygamy.Polygamy (specifically Polygyny or one man having more than one wif…
A group of women who share a husband are often called 'Sister Wives'.
In American there are several groups of polygamists. There are tens of thousands of Mormons in small sects like FLDS. They are based in the Intermountain West and British Columbia. There are uncountable numbers of Christian groups and families and non religion based families as well. These people …
Polygamy is not allowed in free democratic countries. Polygamous families are very unstable in countries that allow full civil rights to women.
Some males have to do without. Now according to Mother Nature this is perfectly alright. The disenfranchised males feel otherwise however.The wives may have to assume some of the financial supportive roles. There are a few super rich royalty that can support them all but they would be the exception,…
Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or LDS, do NOT practice polygamy and have not done so since it was outlawed in the late 1800s. The ones who practice polygamy are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS, or some members o…
No. It is a federal law that no state or city in the US may allow polygamy. Having more than one wife is illegal in every state, although in Hawaii and Rhode Island it is only a misdemeanor with a small fine. Most other states it is a felony with at least 5 years in prison and at least $5,000 fine.
Not more than four wives at a time.
Winston Blackmore is the leader of a small religious group in Bountiful, British Columbia, Canada. He was formerly a leader in the FLDS church, but left over a disagreement with Warren Jeffs, taking many of his congregation with him.Winston Blackmore's group is a polygamist group which in recent yea…
Mormon polygamy is practiced by a few sects and each would have their own rules. (The largest sect by far, the LDS church, doesn't allow polygamy any longer.) Christian groups are smaller and less visible, not as organized and much harder to describe. Mormon polygamy is based on a 'revelation from…
A man cannot have two wives because it would be considered
adultery, and it is against the law. - From a Christian
"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator
'made them male and female,' 5 and said, 'For this
reason a man will leave his father and mother and be …
Polygamy is practiced by many different groups worldwide. It is a common cultural practice in many parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Many Muslims and some Christians practice polygamy as a part of their religion. Polygamy is illegal in the US and most western countries, but many still prac…
All cultures since start of mankind practiced polygamy even in Christianity, Judaism and Islam and even among God prophets (refer to the prophets Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, Muhammad, and many others; Peace be upon them all). Islam limited polygamy to four and allowed this only under cert…
The earliest mention of polygamy is with Lamech, in Genesis chapter 4 in the Bible. He married two women, Ada and Zillah.
The Bible did not condemn polygamy. To the contrary, the Old Testament and Rabbinic writings frequently attest to the legality of polygamy. Regarding the New Testament, according to Father Eugene Hillman in his insightful book, Polygamy reconsidered, "Nowhere in the New Testament is there any explic…
48 countries allow polygamy. Two additional countries allow it in
only some areas of the country. While others will recognize it in
Polygamy is the act of having two or more spouses at one time. What legally counts as polygamy varies by state and by country. In some places, it simply means that you cannot be legally married to more than one person at a time. In other places, living a 'marriage-like' relationship (such as cohabit…
No it should not. It is unethical and unnecessary.
Polygamy is NOT legal in Sweden! 95% of Swedes used to below to the Church of Sweden which is Protestant/Lutheran. But these days is closer to 70%, mostly due to immigration but also the separation between state and church that took place in 2000.
The Muslim man is allowed to have a maximum of four wives but subject to strict conditions and rules. Refer to related question below.
Yes. Usually the one man one woman situation predominated as wives are cheap, but rich men did have more than one woman and nobody thought it was strange.
Yes and no. It really depends on the tribe, some tribes DID have multiple wives, especially ones with the most power. Oth…
Yes. Polygamy is illegal in Canada. Those practicing polygamy in Canada most often cite freedom of religion laws, although the freedom of religion laws may not technically protect the practice of polygamy.
It is now sin to have more than one wife or husband.
practiced only by the wealthy
Polygamy is not legal in any US state.
No, Mormons do not practice polygamy. For more information see Mormon.org
Most polygamy in the United States is done within the borders of Utah and Arizona. Many FLDS members live in the twin communities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona. There are several religious groups in the United States that actively promote the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage. …
What evidence do we have that it is "becoming more popular"? I think there is no statistical evidence that it is either more popular or prevalent when compared with the percentage of the population as a whole. If someone thinks this it is more likely due to the fact that they hear about it on the m…
There are serious economic benefits to polygamy, as can be seen from the plant and animal world. People benefit in the same way. Most it has to do with your genetic success. The best males produce the most children who receive the benefit of genetic fitness.
Plural marriage allows for a larger pool of income for families-- three incomes are better than two. It also allows for a woman to strive for her career, even with a child. Usually the mother takes greater care for the child and will have less options and time for a career; if there are two or more …
AIDS is restricted to humans and certain species of apes and monkeys. Polygamous animals in the vast majority are AIDS free.
There is no legal polygamy in any US state. Polygamists today don't get civil marriage licenses for any but their first spouse. This means it is practiced outside the law and there are no firm statistics for how common it really is.
Reynolds v. United States, (1878) was case in which the Mormon church challenged the constitutionality of anti-bigamy laws that prohibited polygamy (having more than one spouse), a practice accepted by the church. Plaintiff George Reynolds said the laws were a violation of his First Amendment right …
Yes. Polygamy was even permitted in the time of Christ. It was only after the influence of the Roman empire that multiple marriage arrangements became discouraged.