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Polygamy - The Crime, Defenses, Origins Of Anti-polygamy Laws, Further Readings

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The offense of willfully and knowingly having more than one wife or husband at the same time. The offense of willfully and knowingly entering into a second marriage while validly married to another individual is bigamy.


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almost 7 years ago

How is Polygamy a crime? You are only legally married to one spouse. The rest of the spouses are not legally married, they only live together. The only crime I could see would be adultery. Please someone explain this to me.