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in response to reader comment: Islam, polygamy,sharia law

Submitted by Rogerthat (Canada), Feb 16, 2009 at 10:15

A Saskatchewan Family Court Judge has said the following when the judge allowed a married person to be the same-time conjugal partner of another person while still legally married to her other husband.

"The formation of a common-law relationship is not hindered by the existence of a subsisting marriage. Mutual intention of the parties consummated by their conduct, perhaps with an expressive public component"

The Saskatchewan Family Law states:under its section 51:

"Rights of new spouse
51 Where a person becomes the spouse of a person who has a spouse, the rights
pursuant to this Act of the subsequent spouse are subject to the rights pursuant to
this Act of the prior spouse."
Multiple conjugal unions are not prosecuted in that Province. The unions are made legal by the government legislation and courts.

Does it seem fair Canada does not recognize legal observance of Islamic Polygamy followers to have multiple conjugal unions when multiple conjugal relationships are legally recognized in their state of Saskatchewan Canada?


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