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Is polygamy against the law?

I thought it was, but now I'm not so sure...feeding off the phophet question.

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svdbygrace

Asked by svdbygrace at 12:23 PM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes it is.
    duckigrrl

    Answer by duckigrrl at 12:24 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Yup, sure is.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 12:24 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • If you attempt to legally marry more than one person, then yes it's illegal. Most polygamists have only 'married' one person but they have a ceremony without the marriage license for the rest.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:24 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • It is, the guy from the TLC show is now being investigated for it. Although only ONE of his marriage's is legal

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:25 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Yes, and in Utah it's illegal to cohabitate with more than one person you are romantically involved with.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Which law? religious law or governmental law? Thay may be like Amish and have their own set of religious laws inside of a sanctioned area where they can practice their own beleifs?
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 12:25 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Yes. Polygamy is illegal. However, it's legally only Polygamy if you are LEGALLY married to more than one person. Which means you can legally be married to one person and (in most states) be spiritually or other wise married to more without breaking the law.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:31 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Polygamy isn't a religion Memigen, it's a cult. Yes it's illegal.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:32 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Yes. People who practice polygamy in the US are only legally married to one of their spouse.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 12:36 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Polygamy is neither a religion nor a cult. It's a word.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

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