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Polygamy Legal States 2024

Polygamy Legal States 2024

Polygamy, the practice of having multiple spouses simultaneously, is uniformly illegal across all states in the United States. This legal stance is rooted in historical efforts to regulate family structures and maintain societal norms. The Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862, followed by subsequent legislation, aimed to curb the practice, particularly among members of the Latter-day Saint movement who historically practiced polygamy. The Supreme Court upheld these laws, solidifying the illegality of polygamous unions in the country.

Despite its prohibition, polygamy has deep historical roots in various cultures and religions worldwide. In the United States, it gained prominence primarily through the teachings of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter-day Saint movement, in the early 19th century. While Utah has historically been associated with polygamous communities, the practice remains illegal there as well as in every other state. Despite occasional challenges, the legal stance against polygamy remains steadfast, reflecting societal norms and legal principles that prohibit the practice nationwide.

Polygamy Legal States 2024

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State
Polygamy Legal
AlabamaIllegal
AlaskaIllegal
ArizonaIllegal
ArkansasIllegal
CaliforniaIllegal
ColoradoIllegal
ConnecticutIllegal
DelawareIllegal
FloridaIllegal
GeorgiaIllegal
HawaiiIllegal
IdahoIllegal
IllinoisIllegal
IndianaIllegal
IowaIllegal
KansasIllegal
KentuckyIllegal
LouisianaIllegal
MaineIllegal
MarylandIllegal
MassachusettsIllegal
MichiganIllegal
MinnesotaIllegal
MississippiIllegal
MissouriIllegal
MontanaIllegal
NebraskaIllegal
NevadaIllegal
New HampshireIllegal
New JerseyIllegal
New MexicoIllegal
New YorkIllegal
North CarolinaIllegal
North DakotaIllegal
OhioIllegal
OklahomaIllegal
OregonIllegal
PennsylvaniaIllegal
Rhode IslandIllegal
South CarolinaIllegal
South DakotaIllegal
TennesseeIllegal
TexasIllegal
UtahIllegal
VermontIllegal
VirginiaIllegal
WashingtonIllegal
West VirginiaIllegal
WisconsinIllegal
WyomingIllegal
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Polygamy Legal States 2024

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