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Polygamy

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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.
polygamy is rampant in Africa especially in west Africa. Soprobably you plan a trip over there. Or since am there, you cangive me the job I do the interview for you and send the results foryou.
There are a bunch so I am going to list ten of the families below,hope I don't waste your time. 10. South African business man married four women at the same time 9. Sister Wives - Browns family 8. Jacob Zuma - President of South Africa 7. Darger Family - Utah
Polygamy is legal in some parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
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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...
No. The main groups linked to polygamy are Mormon splinter groups.The main one is called The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-Day Saints. The main group of Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints) was linked to it in the past, but hasn't practiced it since1890.
The practice of what is usually called polygamy enjoys de factolegality in Kenya although such unions are no longer fullyrecognized by the courts. With the enactment of the newconstitution, the Marriage Bill of 2007, which would haveeffectively legalize civil polygamous marriage in Kenya. However...
To escape persecution they were facing in the United States and tobe able to set up there own government/Theocracy in a new territorythat was all their own. It would be misleading not to mention thatthe Mormons believed in polygamy. This is one reason they werepersecuted.
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.
No, Isaac was only married to Rebecca. They had twin sons together,Esau and Jacob.
Actually the majority of societies in the world practice polygamy, more so in ancient times than in modern. The truth is that monogamy (having only one wife) is actually something fairly modern, seeming to originate from Europe, particularly the Romans/Roman Catholic Church. In earlier times, the...
well poverty strikes all but some of the people especially does who are in favour of polygamy have the tendacy that it makes you more manly and get respected in the village while some believe it will rather end their poverty issues which isnt true.polygamy in my oppnion is caused by the deppression...
Chief Justice Morrison Waite wrote the unanimous opinion of the Court for Reynolds v. US, (1878). Justice Stephen J. Field wrote a concurring opinion. Case Citation: Reynolds v. United States, 98 US 145 (1878) For more information, see Related Questions, below.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) do NOT practice plural marriage. This practice was banned in 1890. The practice was introduced around 1840, and it was practiced because it was believed to be a commandment from God. It was ended because the federal...
Polygamy is being allowed to have multiple marriages at once. Somecountries do in fact still support polygamy, it is legal in 58 outof nearly 200 sovereign states. Therefore it is not actuallycompletely illegal and is hard to say when it was made illegal aseach country would have done this at...
If you watch any of the shows, or know what Mormons wear, you knowthat they are very conservative people. So mostly high neckedshirts and long pants or skirts. Nothing that is revealing toprovoke another man.
Egypt, Libya, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates.
Across africa and india
Since men and women are roughly equal in numbers, polygamy works by allowing the more powerful men in society, whether through descent, wealth or religious leadership, to have more than one wife, while the less influential remain single throughout their lives.
Polygamy in the United States is illegal, but according to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) in the mortal life you must obey the "laws of the land" so once the U.S. made polygamy illegal the Church stopped practicing it. This ban on polygamy...
Answer A As is the case with divorce,polygamy,while not God's original arrangement, was tolerated until the time of the christain congergation in 33 CE. Polygamy is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 4:19, concerning Lamech a descendant of Cain had two wives. It is interesting to note that...
It may come as a surprise, but polygamy is not expressly forbidden in the Bible. That being said, the Bible strongly suggests that God's intention for marriage was the monogamous union of one man with one woman. In the creation narrative of Genesis 2, God creates one man and one woman, saying: ...
Polygamy isn't something that you "have." It's something that you do. It's the practice of having more than one spouse, usually a man having more than one wife. As far as the Romans go, for the most part they did not. In fact they opposed it quite harshly. During the first few centuries AD, they...
Yes but you have to able to afford to look after them.
You are probably thinking of Utah, but it was not admitted as a state until 1896.
That they can truly love two women.
Polyandry is a type of polygamy. Polygamy is the act of having multiple spouses. Polyandry is more specific, a woman having multiple husbands. Therefore, wherever there is polyandry, there is also polygamy.
Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse. It is illegal in every state of the United States, although each state may choose their own definition of what counts as polygamy. In most states, acting like you are married or living together with more than one person, whether you...
No it does not allow Polygamy
Truly it depends on your opinion (whether or not you are Mormon). But most people would answer no because most people believe to be married to one person at a time.
No. Polygamy was made illegal in the U.S. in 1862 by the Merrill Act.
Some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) practiced polygamy from the early 1840's until 1890, when it was banned by the Church. The practice was introduced by the Church's first prophet, Joseph Smith, and ended by the Church's fourth...
Every state is required to outlaw polygamy because it is a federal law. It is illegal to have multiple spouses in the United Sates, period - regardless of what state you live in.
Yes. Check out the Ervil LeBaron group of polygamists, which are famous for murdering those they felt were apostate against God (the name of their church is Church of the Lamb of God). Some helpful links are included under "Related Links" below.
Yes, it is illegal.
Those practicing polygamy in the United States today do it the same way as Bill Paxton on Big Love. They are legally married to their first wife, and additional wives they are married to in a personal ceremony that is not legally recognized. This way, they can rarely be convicted on bigamy charges,...
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...
Polygamy exists for many reasons. For most polygamists worldwide, it is simply a part of the culture. Asking this question to them might be like asking you why you wear clothes. It's simply something that they do. Others are polygamists for religious reasons. Many people believe that God allows and...
The answer is yes polygamy is illegal in Utah.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) faced persecution for practicing polygamy. They began the practice in the 1840's and ended it just less than 50 years later in 1890.
Many wives,at any age,incest,many kids.....you name it.....
As Jordan is a Muslim country, men may have up to four wives (with constraints like consent and necessity also applying); this form of polygamy is called polygyny. However, women may not have more than one husband.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) banned the practice of polygamy 120 years ago in 1890. Anyone found entering into a polygamous relationship since that time has been excommunicated.
advantages disadvantages of polygamy and monogamy
Polygamy is legal in many Middle Eastern and African countries, and some Asian countries as well.
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No. Your marriage to her was invalid and of no effect. If she knew what she was doing at the time she married you then she violated the law. If there was some type of fraud committed against you via your "marriage" you should file a police report and take it from there. No. In all Western countries...
Polygamy is illegal in all western nations (including the US and Canada) but is legal and even common in most African and Middle Eastern nations as well as some Asian countries.
Yes. Polygamy is illegal in all free democratic nations. Our first law was the federal Anti-bigamy law of 1862.
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Freemasons can't have two wives.
It couldhave started in the b.c period and loyal people keeping concubines.
Polygamy is having more than one spouse. It usually refers to a man with more than one wife. How it works is up to the individual family. Sometimes all the wives and children will share one house, and other times each wife has her own house and the husband comes to visit.
Yes as Jordan is a Muslim country they can have four wives.
Because men in the ancient Arab/Jewish societys could keep as many wives as they liked. women were powerless to do anything about it.
There is actually not a single verse in the Bible that speaks against polygamy, and in fact many of the patriarchs and other significant people in the Old Testament had multiple wives in addition to mistress and female servants that they could have sex with. It wasn't until later, when Christianity...
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.
the children of the different mothers are always having some differences and the is still the same thing now also the husband always taking the side of the younger/second wife
That would be difficult to say as in the society's where polygamy is permitted women are usually in a second class position. as a matter of fact they could get into deep trouble if they complained about their position. In western societys it is frowned upon for no more then cultural/ religious...
It is mostly in the Muslim countries that practice shariah law.
Adultery is strongly condemned in the bible. . Well... Let's throw a bit of cold water on that idea. Remember, the concept of what a marriage is has changed over the 4000+ years that the texts making up the modern Christian Bible have been written. The both Testaments are fairly clear on the...
None. It is a federal law that no state or city in the United States may allow polygamy. Utah has some of the most strict polygamy laws in the country.
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....
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...
It was the prophet-founder of Islam, Muhammad.
The practice of polygamy, at least in the Christian world, is first mentioned in the case of Abraham in the Old Testament. This is found in Genesis 16:1-11 and Genesis 25:1. The Bible also mentions several other noteable men having multiple wives, most noteably Jacob (Genesis 30), King David (2...
If you marry twice then by the strictest definition, yes you are abigamist, but if both marriages were in a country where polygamy islegal then bigamy is of no significance. In this case, if one wasin Pakistan and one in England, then by English law you are inviolation of their statutes against...
Answer 1 According to Islam, a man can have up to four wives. But accordingto the U.S Law, one man can marry one man or woman. So the answer,is no. Answer 2 Yes. Allah will be here when the country America ceases to exist.Gods rules apply over any country. Muslims can leave America butwhich...
It was common in the old testament times as well.
Because legislating marriage is a right reserved to the states. If it's not an enumerated constitutional power, Congress has no authority to pass a law.* (*nb: The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which does define marriage as a union between "a" man and "a" woman, applies only to areas in which the...
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...
None. Polygamy is illegal, and the Mormons, i.e. members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, haven't performed a polygamous marriage in 120 years. Those who are called Mormons by the media, mostly those who left the Mormon church 120 years ago, are often arrested in Texas, Arizona,...
A marriage in which one woman has multiple husbands simultaneously is a form of polygamy called polyandry.
Definition of Polygamy . The 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...
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...
It seems almost every day there is a polygamy scandal - the scandal is that people keep thinking the Mormon Church practices polygamy. The fact of the matter is that the Mormon Church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - stopped practicing polygamy 120 years ago in 1890. When...
Many children in polygamous households do better than average in school because they have more adults at home to be involved with their education and help with their homework. It all depends on how the relationship with their parents works. Some polygamous families live in combined homes and others...
In earlier days men were supposed to go out for work or war. Hence mortality rate of men were lower meaning the ratio of menfolk to womenfolk was more. Hence polygamy was permitted in those days.
It is illegal in many countries now.
The Supreme Court made a law when a Mormon polygamist appealed the anti-polygamy law, saying that polygamy was his religious duty. The Supreme Court then made another law which says that religion cannot be used as an excuse to break the law. It doesn't matter if your religion is okay with polygamy,...
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...
there are many country's where a man can have more then one wife.
Yes. You can be in love with more than one person at a time.However, if you live in certain places it may be frowned upon. Moreimportantly you need to ask yourself if you are really in love withtwo people or are you feeling a heightened sexual response to them,which is perfectly normal. I would take...
The rules regarding this sort of thing are the result of social customs and there is absolutely no reason why people would not be able to have extended relationships of a sexual nature beyond what is deemed by monogamists as acceptable.
The charge is 3,000,000 volts to the scrotum. I hope you like burnt meatballs. The state doesn't charge for polygamy unless it infringes on some other law like if they claim double welfare or force people into marriage.
Polygamy in the Bible . Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives.. 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...
Poly meaning many, Gamy meaning marriage
First of all you find another couple or couples that are amenableto the idea, this can be done through different contact services onthe web or in certain types of magazines. You meet each other, seeif you get along and let nature take its coarse from there on. Ifound one e-book about wife swapping...
Polygamists live in all sorts of homes. Some polygamists live in one large home with everyone under one roof. Some polygamists have a seperate home for each wife, these homes may or may not be near to each other. Other polygamists have a home with multiple apartments in it (similar to a duplex or...
None. Polygamous marriages are not legal in the United States - period! Even if the marriages took place in a nation where they were legal, if a polygamous man moves to the United States and continues his polygamous relationships, he will be breaking the law.
No, but they will not recognize him as being legally married to his second and third wives. Only the first wife will be a legal wife. If he continues to live the life of a polygamist, he may be prosecuted for bigamy or adultery, depending on the state he lives in.