Polygamy in Benin

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The nation of Benin recognizes polygamous marriages neither by civil law nor by customary law. Polygamy was permitted until 2004 when it was formally abolished.[1] After the intake of the current constitution, polygamous marriages were constitutionally banned in the country.[2] However, polygamous marriages contracted prior to the ban are still legally recognized by the government.[3]