Polygamy in Morocco

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Polygamy in Morocco is legal,[1] but very uncommon due to restrictions that were introduced by the government in 2004 that mandated financial qualifications a husband must meet in order to marry a second wife.[2] In addition, a husband must have written permission from his current wife before marrying a second wife.[2] Breaking these rules and marrying without permission from one's current wife can and has resulted in arrests.[2]


  1. ^ Medini, Mona (January 23, 2015). "Polygamy: How Moroccans trick to have a second wife". MBC Times. Retrieved November 25, 2016. [Polygamy] legally becomes theoretically almost impossible if not completely impossible. 
  2. ^ a b c Geneva, Erin (May 17, 2014). "Morocco: Polygamous Man Arrested on night of His Second Wedding". Morocco World News. Retrieved November 25, 2016. Legally, no man may take a second wife without the permission of the first wife, as well as making a case to a judge that he is financially able to support both wives, and their children equally, and that his circumstances are exceptional. 

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