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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 03:59 PM

24. Hmm...it's currently only illegal if the parties attempt

to have legal marriages beyond one. There aren't any valid laws about who co-habits with whom, so polygamous households are breaking no laws, as such. Even if there are religion-based marriages, unless the parties attempt to register those marriages, the state simply doesn't recognize the marriages.

Frankly, it is impossible to prosecute a polygamous household, unless there is underaged sexual activity or some other lawbreaking, like welfare fraud. So, such households exist openly and without consequence. That is the fact of the thing.

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