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Polygamy is illegal only if there is formal marriage to 2 women.

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Submitted by Richard (United States), Feb 11, 2008 at 12:38

If you step back and examine the issue logically, our laws really don't make sense in our liberal society. Isn't it strange that a man can legally 'live with' 2 women as long as he isn't married to more than one of them, but as soon as he marries the second women he is breaking the law. Logically, either we should criminalize having a sexual relationship with 2 women at the same time, or we should legalize marriage to 2 women.

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