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Hong Kong[edit]

I think the case of Hong Kong is that if you have more than one wives at the time of the Marriage Act passes you can keep them (grandfathering). Perhaps updating the section may or may not be necessary. Thieh (talk) 22:52, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Polygyny is a marriage system[edit]

Polygyny is an anthropological term describing a marriage system, which is by definition about humans, not non-human animals. A editor recently attempted to shoehorn a great deal of non-human related material into this article, which I reverted. I would have no objection if that editor created a new article titled something like Polygynous mating systems, of which polygyny would naturally be a subset, but that material doesn't belong on this article. Asterisk*Splat 23:40, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Polygyny is one of many animal mating systems. Please refer to any evolutionary anthropology or behavioral ecology textbook. Might I suggest An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology by Nicholas Davies, John Krebs, and Stuart West.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bio267 (talkcontribs)
The article you are looking for is Polygyny in nature. The topic of this article is polygny as a marriage practice. Whether and how to merge those topics into a single article would require discussion. Please don't reintroduce such drastic changes after they have been reverted without first gaining consensus on the talk page.--Trystan (talk) 05:50, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Legality map[edit]

Utah supreme court declared last year that polygamy can't be banned because Amendment I. Map colour should be changed to that of "not fully criminalized." (talk) 07:03, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but you are misinformed; to quote a well written summary, currently located on the cohabitation article:
On December 13, 2013, US Federal Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in Brown v. Buhman that the portions of Utah's anti-polygamy laws which prohibit multiple cohabitation were unconstitutional, but also allowed Utah to maintain its ban on multiple marriage licenses (Schwartz, John (September 14, 2013), "A Law Prohibiting Polygamy is Weakened", New York Times, retrieved 2014-01-13 ; Mears, Bill (December 14, 2013), "'Sister Wives' case: Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law", (CNN), retrieved 2014-01-13 ; Stack, Peggy Fletcher (December 14, 2013), "Laws on Mormon polygamists lead to win for plural marriage", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved 2014-01-13 ). Unlawful cohabitation, where prosecutors did not need to prove that a marriage ceremony had taken place (only that a couple had lived together), had been a major tool used to prosecute polygamy in Utah since the 1882 Edmunds Act (Embry, Jessie L. (1994), "Polygamy", in Powell, Allan Kent, Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, ISBN 0874804256, OCLC 30473917 ).
No changes are needed. Asterisk*Splat 15:27, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Motive for taking another wife[edit]

From what I've read, at least sometimes a man takes a new wife because he wants a younger sexual partner. If this is true, shouldn't it be mentioned? Or does this happen only rarely? My impression from my readings is that it's rather frequent. deisenbe (talk) 18:42, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

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