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 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.
Yes. Polygamy was allowed and even common among many Biblical groups in several different time periods, generally in the Old Testament. It was also not allowed and frowned upon by other groups in the same time period. Practicing polygamists in the Bible include Abraham, Solomon, David, and Jacob.
American law was based on British law from King James I, which banned polygamy. However, there was no federal law expressly banning polygamy until the mid 1800's although it was generally frowned upon by American society, which was largely conservative Christians. In the early to mid-1800's, various religious communities began which had what were considered "deviant" sexual teachings. Some of these communities advocated complete celibacy, while others advocated more sexual freedom. Among these was the… Read More
Yes. Polygamy means marriage to more than one spouse.
Some small groups within Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism allow or even advocate polygamy. In the United States, most religious polygamists belong to small Fundamentalist Christian sects, and many others are not religious or are independent of a religious group.
The wives in a polygamous relationship often refer to themselves as "sister-wives".
The AUB is probably the most modern of the list. The women wear pants and long sleeve shirts, not always dresses. Some live in regular neighborhoods and some live in church communities. They cooperate with law enforcement, they do not allow underage marriages, the women can go to college and have jobs, and marriages are chosen by the husband and wives, not by the church. Some drink coffee but not alcohol. Some believe in family… Read More
There is very little historical information about Joseph Smith and polygamy, but it is generally accepted by all but the Community of Christ (also called RLDS) that he was a polygamist. We do not know if he lived with these women or had a sexual relationship with them, or if their marriage was for heaven only. He did not have children with other women, but we do know that he had other wives because the… Read More
Many of the polygamist groups send trusted members out to work at regular jobs, and those members send the majority of the money back to the group to support it.
the mormons stopped practicing it because it what God wanted.
No, it is not practiced in bible. However people of biblical times practiced it.
The Qur'an argues that a man can marry up to four wives. Women are permitted to only marry one husband. Q: 4:3: (Sahih International): And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be just, then [marry only] one or those your right hand possesses. That is more… Read More
Some are, but most are not. Most polygamists around the world are consenting adults who love and wish to be married to more than one person. A small minority exploit minors for control and power, unfortunately they are the most well known due to media attention.
No. While a small minority of Muslims and "breakaway Mormons" still practice "plural marriage", bigamy is currently punishable (as a felony) in the U.S.
He wrote RLDS and they do not practice polygamy and never did. The name of their church changed to The Community of Christ in 2001. The mainstream Mormon (LDS) Church banned the practice of polygamy among American members in 1890 and members outside the US in 1904. Today, anyone found to be in a polygamous relationship is promptly excommunicated. (I've actually witnessed this!) There are other groups in the Mormonism movement which do practice polygamy… Read More
Several religious groups believe in or allow polygamy, including Muslims, some Hindus, and some Christians. Anciently (in Biblical times) Jews commonly practiced polygamy as well.
Soral Polygamy is when a man is married to two or more women who are sisters. This is the case with the somewhat well-known Darger Family from Utah, authors of "Love Times Three", in which husband Joe Darger is married to identical twin sisters Valerie and Vicki (he also has third wife, their cousin Alina). You can visit their family websites here: http://lovetimesthree.com/ and http://dargerpolygamy.com/
Warren Jeffs is often discussed on Sister Wives. The Brown family makes it very clear that they are not a part of the church that is run by Warren Jeffs, and their lifestyle is incredibly different from the lifestyle of his Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint community. Jeffs and his community are specifically discussed on the episode "Polygamist Cults," the 15th episode of the third season, in which Aspyn, Logan, and Madison go to Utah to serve… Read More
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 orphangirls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three or four but if you… Read More
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, in most countries. Two wives is not legal.
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 years. The role of religion in opposing polygamy is important but should not be overstated. The ancient Greeks outlawed polygamy long before the spread… Read More
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....
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.
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 excommunicated.
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 90 MPH, but you will be breaking the law) There are tens of thousands of polygamists living secretly in… Read More
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
If you marry twice then by the strictest definition, yes you are a bigamist, but if both marriages were in a country where polygamy is legal then bigamy is of no significance. In this case, if one was in Pakistan and one in England, then by English law you are in violation of their statutes against bigamy and could get into trouble there. Note that when polygamists move from a country where it is legal… Read More
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 excuse in bigamy cases, and therefore those practicing polygamy for religious purposes were still breaking the law. In 1882, the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy act further… Read More
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 women have basic civil rights like education, property ownership, divorce, and the right to work outside the home. Women with options simply do not like… Read More
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 'manifesto' only applied to marriages in the United States. Church members in Mexico and Canada continued to participate in polygamy until the "second manifesto"… Read More
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 participate in a religious wedding ceremony without a legal marriage license, and others simply live with multiple women.
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.
There was a federal law against bigamy in 1862 and quite a few territories weren't yet states.
If polygamy is illegal in the area of where you reside, then normal you would call your local authority. Again, depending on the location, normally the police would not arrest those practicing polygamy right away (referring to the United States). Normally the police would report the act to a high power like the State Department.
no its illegal but there hasn't been an arrest for it in 60 yrs
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 same house! Also, since there are more parents, the kids can have more time with a parent. Also, since there are more people… Read More
No. Polygamy was made illegal in the U.S. in 1862 by the Merrill Act.
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 community ties. Polygamy continues for other groups. It is not compatible with customs of free democratic countries, however and is not allowed anymore.
The answer is yes polygamy is illegal in Utah.
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.
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. More importantly you need to ask yourself if you are really in love with two people or are you feeling a heightened sexual response to them, which is perfectly normal. I would take the time to get to know both of them more and see what happens. Also, true… Read More
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, drug use, or anything else - it's still illegal. FYI, The Anti-Bigamy Act was enacted in 1862 and reinforced by the Edmunds Act… Read More
Well, we can't know for sure since polygamy is illegal and usually practiced in secret - it isn't reported to the government to be counted in the population statistics. Here are some places where polygamists are quite common in Utah: *Hilldale (nearly all residents are members of the FLDS church) *Manti and Ephraim (headquarters of the TLC polygamist group) *Bluffdale (headquarters of the AUB, a few smaller groups, and many independent fundamentalists - Lehi, Eagle… Read More
Kody Brown's parents Genielle and Winn Brown (and Janelle's mom Sheryl) live on a ranch just outside of Lovell, Wyoming. There is quite a large group of members of the Apostolic United Brethren (the church the Brown family belongs to) in Lovell.
A: There are two influences on how the wives of Muslims are treated. One is the cultural or legal contexts of the country in which they live. The other is from the teachings of Islam. According to Islam, a man may have up to four wives if he can afford to do so, but Western countries and even some Muslim-majority countries legally require no more than one wife. In Western countries, a wife is treated… Read More
Polygamy is accepted in much of the Middle East and Africa and parts of Asia
Same-sex marriage should be and is being legalized. The legalization of same-sex marriage, in fact, makes the legalization of polygamy less likely, since it would be more difficult to restrict polygamy to the one-man-many-wives model found in the Old Testament. Society is even less like to accept allowing one woman to marry several men, or allow a marriage between two men and two women. Where same-sex marriage is legal, it would not likely be possible… Read More
it increases because one man imprenant many wives.
No. None of the wives on 'Sister Wives" are blood relatives. They are all part of the extended Kody Brown Family, but otherwise they are not related.
Mormon Fundamentalists practice polygamy because they believe it is a commandment from God. All Mormon groups (polygamist or not) are "Restorationist Christian" meaning they believe their religion to be the ancient Biblical religion restored (as opposed to continued or reformed) in modern times. Since polygamy was practiced by the prophets of the Old Testament, it logically follows that should be a part of a modern church which claims to be the same as that found… Read More
will get annoyed certainly, may file a law suit, may appeal for divorce etc etc.
Warren Jeffs, leader of the FLDS Church, is still alive as of May 2012. He is serving a life sentence in prison, but still sends instruction to his followers from time to time. Warren Jeffs was born December 3, 1955.
Polygamy has been around for a long time, there is nothing new about it.
A long time.
God commanded through their leader at the time that they stop polygamy. This was timely, as the Federal Government was about to come down on them about this and other issues that contradicted the majority view of American society at the time. And timing is everything, because also reveled is that the prohibition of polygamy is only for a "time". The time will come when it will be allowed again, once either society progresses and… Read More
Kody works in the advertising and marketing industry. His first wife Meri was working in the mental health industry until she was fired for starring in 'Sister Wives'. Second wife Janelle also has a professional job, but she has not released what industry she works in. One episode showed her at the Salt Lake City/County building, so it is possible she works in government. Third wife Christine is the stay-at-home mom, and we have not… Read More
Answer 1 If, you mean Polygamy, the answer is No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) outlawed the practice of polygamy among its members in 1890. Anyone found entering into a polygamous marriage since that time has been excommunicated. There are those who call themselves "Mormon Fundamentalists" who practice polygamy. These are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both groups strive to draw a line… Read More
He is an advertising salesman.
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 concept of adultery - it is explicitly forbidden, and considered a sin. That said, both Testaments are pretty fuzzy about what a "marriage"… Read More
The reason some Muslims practice polygamy is because many women who are poor, and without husband need the protection and support. Some Muslim men who own businesses who can afford to support a second wife or third do have multiple wives. In the ancient Islamic times when there was war and many women were left without husbands the men use to bring the women and marry them. Now, in days it is very hard in… Read More
Polygamy is illegal in the United States although it is still practiced by fundamentalist groups located mainly in the Western United States: Utah, Texas, South Dakota, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, and of course Arizona. Since the practice is illegal and the groups do not always marry legally within their jurisdictions it is nearly impossible to obtain accurate statistics. In some cases the men marry repeatedly and divorce their wives between each marriage so that each… Read More
Who gives us the right to dictate what we can or cannot do. Religion (a farce) or government. If a man, or woman (for that matter) wants to have more than one partner, then why not. If the Muslims allow it (religious) and the Women agrees, then what is the problem. It's only Christianity (and thus the law) that forbids more than one wife - a term that means forever. In short, the Government forbids… Read More
Yes. Kody Brown served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in San Antonio, Texas. While he was away, his parents converted to the Apostolic United Brethren. When Kody returned, he left the Mormon church and joined the Apostolic United Brethren with his parents. He and his family still belong to that church.
Solomon in the Bible had 700 wives and 300 concubines. That could be the record.
There is no evidence to indicate that it will, although the argument is sometimes used by opponents. In fact, opposite-sex marriage is the one that has its roots in polygamy, notably in the Old Testament. One country that legalized polygamy in 2014, Kenya, is extremely homophobic. Same-sex marriage is not legal there, and any type of same-sex sexual activity is considered a crime punishable by law. So, as far as trends go on the polygamy… Read More
No, it is not allowed; of course. This is not allowed not only per Islam religion but also per other God religions-Christianity and Judaism. A Muslim (or non Muslim) woman cann't marry more than one at one time for many reasons, among them are: It is against the nature of woman. In all religions, even before Islam, men (including prophets) married unlimited number of wives but never a wife is married to more than one… Read More
To each their own as far as sexual preferences, but when two people marry it is generally to each other and if either couple feel they need another partner to spice up the marriage then they might as well admit the marriage is in trouble and either seek marriage counselling; separate or divorce. You do not sound convinced and if you have a hint of knowing this is wrong then stand your ground and disagree… Read More
Joseph Smith's wife was Emma Hale. They had nine biological and two adopted children, five of whom lived to adulthood. The children of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale are: Alvin Smith (died on day of birth) twins Thaddeus and Louisa Smith (died on day of birth) twins Joseph and Julia Murdock (adopted - Joseph died in his first year, Julia lived to be 69) Joseph Smith III (lived to age 82) Fredrick Granger Williams Smith… Read More
Technically, none, as there were no laws about acceptable marriage age at the time, so there was no such thing as an 'underage' wife. Joseph Smith only publicly claimed one wife, and only had children with that one wife, Emma Hale. They were married when he was 21 and she was 22. Other women claimed to be 'sealed' to Joseph (and many have credible witnesses), but at that time, being 'sealed' was not considered being… Read More
Polygamy is illegal in all countries of Europe.
Polygamy is illegal in Canada.
Polygamy is illegal in all countries of Europe.
In simplest terms, it's getting married to a second person while still legally married to the first spouse. It's a crime in most countries where marital monogamy is the accepted model for marriage. Bigamy does not depend on the gender - a man marrying two woman or a woman marrying two men - both are "bigamy". In countries where polygamy is legal and accepted by society, Bigamy is not an issue.
Polygamy became illegal in the United States in 1862
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 the early days of the church. In the Mormon church, husbands could take multiple wives. Congress, determined to outlaw the practice, passed the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862 (not to… Read More
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 shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice… Read More
== == 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 to have originated as an anecdote by a traveler who claimed to have been searched by US Customs. Also, a spokesperson for Kraft made a misinformed… Read More
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 great King David had multiple wives. No human can understand Heavenly Father's reasons for commanding that a man have more than one wife. However, when the representative who… Read More
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 legal and has no penalty.
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 having more than one spouse at the same time. the practice of having more than one wife
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 my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai ... gave her… Read More
Since the topic of your question falls under "Bible", the first clear mention of polygamy in the Bible is; Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) banned the practice of polygamy among it's American members in 1890 and members outside of America in 1903. Anyone found to be practicing polygamy (or even seriously considering it) has been excommunicated for adultery, apostasy, or both. I've actually witnessed this. The Church, however, did not 'disavow' polygamy and does defend it's historic practice. The Church also does allow a man… Read More
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the â€œMormonâ€ church) discontinued the practice of polygamy in the United States in 1890 and internationally in 1903. Anyone found entering into a polygamous marriage since that time has been excommunicated from the church. The polygamy ban caused some polygamy supporters to split from the church and create their own groups, many of which are still in existence today. Members of these groups often refer to… Read More
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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 she is very ill and cant get pregnant or bear child or cant look after her self or her family or she… Read More
Polygamy is illegal in the united states but is legal in many other countries. In the middle east in particular.
It depreciates women. A polygamist society will always have too many unmarried young males. Which makes it great for a war society, but not for a peaceful one.
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.