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MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

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Instead, the media continue to be biased by promoting monogamous marriage, which is an institution of the West, while on the other hand discouraging polygamous marriage, an African institution.
However, the politician can choose to perform a polygynous or monogamous marriage, depending on the context in which he finds himself.
Most of them did not recommend polygamy to any man who is single or in a monogamous marriage. More so they do not wish for their children to enter into polygamous marriages.
In response to this concern, it should be noted that abuse is not absent from monogamous marriage, nor does society define monogamous marriage by its instances of abuse.
While it is true that Tibetan land is not easy to live on, and while it may be true that monogamous marriage would lead to an increased population and decreased quantity of arable land per person, numerous recent studies have shown that Tibetans do not consciously entertain these considerations as reasons why they engage in polyandrous marriage.
Simon Rattle stayed at the helm for 18 years (and brought about the building of Symphony Hall into the bargain), famously declaring his was a monogamous marriage with the CBSO.
Therefore, Bible Communism went one very radical step further: it did away with monogamous marriage. It created what they came to call "complex marriage." All adult males were married to all adult females, and free--if closely monitored--sexual relations were encouraged among consenting partners.
While this audience segment is a small section of the talk show and not necessarily representative of broader social trends, it is nonetheless noteworthy that only a couple of young women are shown dissenting from the monogamous marriage consensus; indirectly, this highlights the absence of a representative of their own demographic on the panel itself.
Non-African Christians may only contract a marriage under the Marriage Act, an African Christian couple may only contract a monogamous marriage under the Marriage of Africans Act and Muslims, even if they so wish, may not contract a civil marriage under the Marriage Act; (15)
Drawing on interviews with people in plural marriages and plural relationships across the US, Kilbride (anthropology, Bryn Mawr College) and Page, a journalist, discuss the rise in alternatives to heterosexual monogamous marriage in America and the West and argue that plural marriage can lower the divorce rate and provide a modern-day safety net for elders and children.
There is no necessary reason for defining a family as a group of people closely related by blood solely legitimated by the vows of monogamous marriage. Cultures with different mores have existed and can do so.
"The Chief Justice said that monogamous marriage is so central to Western civilization that polygamy can be criminalized on that basis alone," Mathen says.