The legislation needs to be clear, and for this reason the Government has instructed an inquiry chair to present proposals on how foreign polygamous
marriages can be prevented from continuing in Sweden.
Africans believe in polygamous
marriage, in which a man is entitled to marry more than one wife.
"Many members are looking for wives -- they ask about how to start, how to maintain polygamous
marriages, and also government regulations," he said from his home village in Bogor, about 90-minute drive from the capital Jakarta.
Research has shown that women in polygamous
marriages are confronted with a number of problems such as abuse, economic difficulties (Al-Krenawi & Lev-Wiesel, 2002; Hassouneh--Phillips, 2001),favouritism, jealousy, neglect and dissatisfaction (Al- Krenawi et al., 2008: Hassouneh--Phillips, 2001: Gumani & Sodi, 2009).Negative experiences of polygamy on children have also been documented.
The phenomenon has often been cited as a women's rights issue, and a challenge to the rule of law in Israel, as nearly all polygamous
marriages are not sanctioned by law.
A few years ago in a feature on this very subject, NAWexplored the reasons why some women wilfully participate in polygamous
established practice of not recognizing polygamous
Despite the positive social justifications that support polygamous
marriage recognition, the practice remains taboo in the eyes of the law.
The programme examines the daily challenges of polygamous
life and the motivation of those who are looking for another wife, as well as the issues of duty, love and betrayal in these unconventional families.
This collection of studies of polygamous
families in mostly Canadian, American, French and Australian contexts, presented by a group of international scholars, attempts to discard such preconceptions and to find out why--or even whether--polygamy is harmful to general wellbeing of our society.
SALT LAKE CITY -- There was no fist-pumping or wild celebrations by the polygamous
family that stars in the TLC reality TV show ''Sister Wives'' when a federal judge in Utah struck down key parts of the state's polygamy laws.
Polygamy stretches joint filing beyond what it can handle: while the current tax rates could accommodate same-sex couples without any substantive changes, applying the current married-filing-jointly tax brackets to polygamous
taxpayers would have absurd--and often unjust--results.