Is polygamy marriage to more than one person?

Is polygamy marriage to more than one person?

Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse. Polygyny is the specific practice of one man taking more than one wife: it is a common marriage pattern in some parts of the world.

What states can you marry multiple wives?

Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states. But Utah's law is unique in that a person can be found guilty not just for having two legal marriage licenses, but also for cohabiting with another adult in a marriage-like relationship when already legally married to someone else.

Can you marry someone who is already married?

Marrying Someone Who Is Already Married. In the United States, individuals may only be married to one person. Polygamy is illegal and individuals may be prosecuted, even when it is practiced in their religion. Individuals that have already been married must be legally divorced before they may again marry.

Is polygamy legal anywhere?

Yes. Polygamy is perfectly normal and natural and legal everywhere in the world including the western world.