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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. So  probably you plan a trip over there. Or since am there, you can  give me the job I do the interview for you and send the results for  you.
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
there are none. eat your vegetables kids
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...
The practice of what is usually called polygamy enjoys de facto  legality in Kenya although such unions are no longer fully  recognized by the courts. With the enactment of the new  constitution, the Marriage Bill of 2007, which would have  effectively legalize civil polygamous marriage in Kenya...
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.
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 know  that they are very conservative people. So mostly high necked  shirts and long pants or skirts. Nothing that is revealing to  provoke another man.
Egypt, Libya, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates.
Across africa and india
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...
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...
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.
No it does not allow Polygamy
  No. Polygamy was made illegal in the U.S. in 1862 by the Merrill Act.
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.
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...
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.
advantages disadvantages of polygamy and monogamy
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.
Freemasons can't have two wives.
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.
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
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...
It was the prophet-founder of Islam, Muhammad.
Polygamy should not be in our culture.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
  == 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...
First of all you find another couple or couples that are amenable  to the idea, this can be done through different contact services on  the web or in certain types of magazines. You meet each other, see  if you get along and let nature take its coarse from there on. I  found one e-book about...
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 one. If everyone involved is ok with it, you should be to. Polygamy isn't illegal, Bigamy is. I advise you mind your own business. After all, polygamy is becoming very popular with both surging populations of women, American men becoming lazier and lazier and wealthy ambitious men are becoming...
He is an advertising salesman.
Yes, the Brown family is paid for "Sister Wives" - and this  includes Kody. The details of the family contract with TLC is not  public information - but participants in reality television shows  are compensated. The exact way families are paid are unique to each  situation, and depend on the...
No. It is a federal law that no state in the US may allow polygamy. Utah has some of the most strict polygamy laws in the country.
Answer 1It is forbidden in Christianity although a minority of churches allow same sex marriage. This led many Christians to seek sex outside marriage when they get into problems with their licit partners.Per Islam teachings, it is allowed for a man to marry up to four wives but subject to specific...
Bigamy or polygamy is illegal in every state in the continental U.S, with the exception of UTAH, in Utah you can not be charged nor imprisoned if bigamy is proven. However if any of the parties moves outside of the state then in their new state of residency they will be considered bigamist and...
"Sister Wives" is a reality television show about the life of Kody  Brown and his four wives. The family made headlines for making  their lives public and working to promote positive and relatable  views of plural family life.
Nothing. The Brown family has stated that another husband would not  be part of their belief system.
When the family lived in Utah: Kody worked in advertising and marketing sales. First wife Meri was working in the mental health industry until she was fired in September 2010 for going public with her lifestyle by starring in the show. Second wife Janelle has a professional job but has not...
He works in advertising and marketing sales. For the protection of everyone involved, he will not release the name of the company he works for. The family also has an income from two of his wives, Meri and Janelle, who work outside the home.
Christine Brown works at home as a stay-at-home mom to sixteen children, six of her own and ten belonging to her sister-wives. The other wives work outside the home.
Kody Brown from 'Sister Wives' works in marketing and advertising sales, so he sells advertising ideas.No detailed information has been divulged about the wives various jobs.The first wife was a health care administrator.The second and fourth wife each have jobs, but the details have not been...
For the protection of himself, his family, and his employer, he will not release the name of the company that he works for.
Robyn has not yet revealed if she does or will work outside the home.
No. Polygamy has been illegal in the United States since 1862. Most states have their own definitions of polygamy. Commonly, cohabitation without marriage with more than one person is also illegal.
The Brown Family's home used to be in Lehi, Utah. Before moving  near the family, Robyn lived in St. George, Utah. Christine  delivered her baby in American Fork, Utah (the nearest hospital to  Lehi). Kody took Meri to an anniversary dinner at LaCaille in  Sandy, Utah. They have also shown a few...
His parents are Genielle and Winn Brown who live on a ranch in Lovell Wyoming.
Pakistan is a country, it can't be married to anybody. But if you are asking about a Pakistani, a person who lives in Pakistan, most Pakistanis are Muslims. Muslim law permits a man to have up to four wives, but this is not mandatory. Many Muslim men have only one wife, but some do have more than...
== Answer ==   Yes, he was very into having many women to 'use' at any time
They don't. Some who practice polygamy for religious purposes (such as the FLDS) wear long dresses because that is the modesty standard set by their church. Others belonging to different religions or with no religion might have other clothing and modesty standards. Check out the "Related Links"...
Yes. Janelle works in a professional job full time, but has not stated what her field is. Meri worked full time in mental health, but was fired when Sister Wives first aired in September 2010 to protect the interests of the company and it's clients. Christine is the designated 'stay at home' mom -...
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...
Janelle and Christine Brown, two of the four wives in the family  featured in the reality series "Sister Wives, are both working in  real estate. Exploring this new occupation, preparing for the exam  and working around their schedule has been mentioned in several of  episodes of the family...
Sister Wives on TLC is filmed in Utah. The Brown family lives in Lehi, Utah. Robyn lived in St. George, Utah before marrying into the family. Segments have also featured locations in Salt Lake City and American Fork.
It can be or it cannot be. Based on some sects of Islam and Morman religions, polygamy is a way of life. Many a man enjoys the fruits of the practice and it can be a very effective method for preserving your bloodline.Based on the Model Penal Code, however, polygamy is a felony. You're only allowed,...
No. Polygamy has been illegal in the United States since 1862. No individual state can make polygamy legal - it is a national law.
Polygamy is found in the history of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, which all share the traditions of Abraham, Jacob (Israel), and other ancient characters who practiced polygamy.
Meri worked in a public health/social work setting prior to being fired for the show. She has not revealed the name of the company in order to protect their identity.
Because some people believe thaT jOSEPH sMITH NEVER REALLY TOOK IT AWAY AND THAT HE JUST SAID THAT SO THAT uTAH COULD BECOME A STATE. There are records in the church archives showing many presidents still living plural marriage after Joseph Smith declared that Mormons were to stop living it. But...
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...
The earnings of the cast of 'Sister Wives' are not public information. On WA we refrain from posting detailed personal financial (net worth, income, compensation etc.) information.This includes detailed information that allows people to derive that information or to violate the family's privacy. It...
The anti-polygamy act of 1886 gives 5 years in prison and up to a $300 fine depending on the severity of the offense.
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.
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...
Currently (December 2010), the Brown family is still 'under investigation'. No major updates have happened regarding this case.
it is not legal officially, however the Dutch government will recognize polygamous marriages of immigrants who were already married before immigrating to the Netherlands
  religious beliefs are the most prevalent 'excuse' for breaking that particular moray/law around the world.
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.
Kody Brown of TLC's "Sister Wives" is in advertising sales. That is all the information he has released to the public.
Utah   Please refer to Reynolds v. United States, Supreme Court Case for details.
Because that's the definition of a polygamist - someone who has more than one spouse. The reasons why people choose to live a polygamist lifestyle vary. Some do it because of their religious beliefs. Some do it because it is a social or cultural custom in their area. Others do it just because they...
Yes. Jacob had four wives. Jacob married Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah.
Polygamy is accepted in much of the Middle East and Africa and parts of Asia