Why is polygamy still illegal?

September 13, 2016


Polygamy is the practice of having more than one significant other. Polygamy is when a man has more than one wife and polyandry is when a woman has more than one husband.


Sometimes, there are even group marriages where a family unit has many husbands and wives.


Polygamy is illegal in most parts of the world, except for large parts of Africa. In areas where polygamy is legal, it is mainly polygyny that is widely accepted.


However, polyandry is highly frowned upon and nearly illegal in almost every part of the world.
I question why polygamy is illegal at all.

I think that if I were able to marry two people at the same time, the situation would prove to be much more profitable than unprofitable.

I don’t want to be in a marriage where two people are only married to me, I want to be in a marriage where we are all married to each other. I would like for us to all love each other equally. 

One of the cons that I can see from a marriage between three people is the fear that two out of the three might like each other more than the third individual. 

Another con might be the fact that is it okay for the couple to have sex without the third party being there. Would that be considered cheating? Do they only have sex when it is the three of them? 

I guess when it comes to polygamy there is a set of rules that couples have, but the cons seem quite minor when weighed up against the pros. 

One positive of being in a group marriage may be that fact that there could be two or even three bread winners in that family.


If the third party does not work, they would be able to tend to housework and child care. 

The family would also never get bored. With a marriage between three people, there would be 50% more excitement and ideas brought into the relationship. 

There would also be multiple avenues open for communication. 

For example, if one of the spouses are busy or upset, there will always be another one to talk to.
Lastly, there would be bigger families. It would be similar to uniting three nations or kingdoms. 

So, why is it illegal? I don’t know, but I think that the world should look over the facts again. Who is 
polygamy hurting? 

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