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Polygamy is a heterosexual marital relationship that involves more than two partners. An example of such marriage is that of King Solomon, who is believed to have married seven hundred wives.
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.   polygamous un…
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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.
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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 …
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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…
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Answer Yes, he was very into having many women to 'use' at any time
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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…
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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…
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Answer 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) Quran 4:3 If ye fear that ye …
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Answer No. It is legal. In October 2006, the Melbourne newspaper, the Herald Sun incorrectly reported that Vegemite had been banned in the United States, and that the United States Customs Service had gone so far as to search Australians entering the country for Vegemite. The story appears …
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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…
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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…
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Polygamy is illegal in the united states but is legal in many other countries. In the middle east in particular.
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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…
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Answer 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…
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no, in most countries. Two wives is not legal.
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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.
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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…
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Answer 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!!!
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The practice of plural marriage was officially abandoned in 1890, and the church issued an official manifesto ordering an end to polygamy. 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…
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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.
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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....
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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…
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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 …
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in polygamy, there is a lack of communication between husband and wives that leads to all other struggles in the family.
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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,…
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women's purity 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…
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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…
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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
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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…
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No, only Martha Stewart anus.
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Zaman is a type of tree or part of the name of a Turkish daily newspaper.
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no where in the US is it legal to practice polygamy
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There was a federal law against bigamy in 1862 and quite a few territories weren't yet states.
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no its illegal but there hasn't been an arrest for it in 60 yrs
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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…
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Yes, it is illegal.
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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…
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No.
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The answer is yes polygamy is illegal in Utah.
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Yes. Polygamy is illegal in all free democratic nations. Our first law was the federal Anti-bigamy law of 1862.
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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Utah Please refer to Reynolds v. United States, Supreme Court Case for details.
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yes i think that the main sacred writing of Islam allow ploygamy
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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 …
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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…
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no polygamy is illegal in Georgia, and is punished by law..
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Adultery is extramarital sex. Polygamy is marriage to more than one woman.
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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Polygamy is not allowed in free democratic countries. Polygamous families are very unstable in countries that allow full civil rights to women.
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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,…
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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…
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Not more than four wives at a time.
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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…
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A man cannot have two wives because it would be considered adultery, and it is against the law. - From a Christian perspective. "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 …
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48 countries allow polygamy. Two additional countries allow it in only some areas of the country. While others will recognize it in foreign marriages.
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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…
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No it should not. It is unethical and unnecessary.
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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.
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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…
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It is now sin to have more than one wife or husband. practiced only by the wealthy
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A threesome is 3 people having sex and it can be the same sex or all mixed. it can be awesome and not so awesome depending on the people. Very few couple's relationships survive a threesome when they invite someone. It's all about trust and that everyone understands the rules you set up.
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Polygamy is not legal in any US state.
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No, Mormons do not practice polygamy. For more information see Mormon.org
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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. …
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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…
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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.
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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 …
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AIDS is restricted to humans and certain species of apes and monkeys. Polygamous animals in the vast majority are AIDS free.
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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.
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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 …
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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.
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He doesn't... Just because God allows something to happen it does not mean that he approves of it. God gives us all free will and the ability to choose what we want to do with our lives. Usually when we do something that is wrong problems begin to occur and we alter our behaivior to eliminate those …
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Rich men who are able to support large families can do so and thereby diversify their genetic variability. Many women can benefit from the financial success of one man. Many children can benefit from the genetic superiority of the elite father. Inferior, incompetent, or defective men don't get to…
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Polygamy is as old as humankind and continues to this day.
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White settlers in the US came from Christian European countries where polygamy was illegal and considered immoral. Polygamy is frowned upon by most Christians, and it is not practiced in any free democratic country.
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Polygamy is slowly declining in areas of Africa where it isn't religiously mandated. As women get rights, education and assets, they have choices. Polygamy is an inherently abusive system for women, and they avoid it. Traditional non religious polygamy is tied to a power structure based on crops a…
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Polygamy was legal for the Ancient Egyptians. Although polygamy was legal it was generally only practiced by the wealthy the prospect of paying maintenance to several women must have reduced the practice.
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If there are more filipino women than men, why not. It will lessen or elinimate adultery.
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Traditionally it is the first wife however most families who practice plural marriage tend to be more democratic then that. There are some fundamentalist groups that have a strict order of authority often with the "legal" wife being in charge and that isn't necessarily the first wife.
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It would be easier to ask 'when did polygamy become illegal?' The answer is after the ascension of the Roman Empire.
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The actual crime is bigamy rather than polygamy. It is illegal to have a marriage license for more than one living partner at a time. Most polygamists these days do not get a legal license for any but their first wife, so convictions are rare.
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Polygamy is illegal in all states in the US and in all free democratic countries.
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Polygamy is having more than one spouse at a time. Usually it is referring to a man having more than one lawful wife (Polygyny), it can however refer to a woman having more than one husband (Polyandry). In so called civilized countries it is against the law to have more than one spouse at any given …
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Polygamy is having more than one wife. Muslim man can only have to a maximum of 4 wives only. For a Muslim man to have polygamy, they must be capable to support the wife financially and sexually. They also have to be equal to each of the wives, giving them the same amount of care and affection. If…
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polygamy in the zulu culture is when a man is able to afford to take more than one wife to show his wealth and that he can take care of her .its an ancient custom that was done in the past during the times of shaka zulu
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Perhaps she wished her husband to understand her position on the subject.
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No. Polygamy is not legal anywhere in the US.
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