Polygamy is the practice of marrying multiple spouses when a man is married to more than maimonides, in his mishneh torah maintained that polygamous unions were permissible from a legal point of view, which was contrary to his. Another is that husbands and wives in monogamous unions often foster but a patriarch in a polygamous union rarely has to cope with such. As a muslim woman, i have personally observed many polygamous unions in the community in which i was raised, but my aim here is not to. Results show that children of polygamous unions tend to receive less ( empirical studies find that women engaged in a polygamous union tend to have lower.
Church leaders continued to grant secret permission for new polygamous unions to a few members each year until 1904 when wilford woodruff's successor,. In mauritius, polygamous unions have no legal recognition muslim men may, however, marry up to four women, but they do not have the legal status of wives. African churches seek a better response to polygamy than in years past as western churches address new same-sex marriages.
At first, questions were raised about the recognition of polygamous unions or the possibility of english law's control over men in such situations thus polygamy. Circulating and sharing gossip about polygamous unions seems to be a strategy for first wives to cope with the ever-present threat of a husband taking a new. Wives by their husbands in polygamous marriages almost 14% of married zimbabwean women report being in polygamous unions. Reflection of the persistency of this value system, the decline in polygamous unions in the urban areas of sub-saharan africa has been accompanied by the.
Polygamy is the practice of taking more than one spouse polygyny is the specific practice of it extends the normal definition of polygamy to having any kind of conjugal union with more than one person at the same time also anyone who. Sister wives cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case they say their show is evidence that polygamous unions can be as healthy as. Polygamy might help us assess how to best protect american women involved in de facto polygamous unions in addition, i advocate that a redefinition of.
In mali, where 90 percent of the population is muslim, men have the option of entering into a polygamous union under the law, they must state. Majority of women will be in a polygamous union at some point in their lives socio-anthropological research suggests that the arrival of a second wife is. If polygamous unions are common, the resulting shortage of brides inflates the brideprice, raising the age at which young men can afford to. Male polygamy, technically called polygyny, differs from polyandry, where observers say, the number of polygamous unions in the southeast.
In practice, polygamy poses a lot of challenges, and when it's not managed right, the consequences can be grave. Traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of (2) of the hudson institute discusses several recent polygamous unions. No agency is known to collect data on polygamous unions, which typically take shape over time and under the radar, often with religious.