26 nov Poly Legal States
The tables below indicate the most recent acts that have been discussed, proposed or voted; All this concerns a form of polygamous union. Earlier this year, Utah state officials decided to decriminalize polygamy, in part because laws criminalizing polygamy were “unenforceable,” according to Utah Sen. Deidre Henderson. Although polygamy is not legally recognized by this decision, it is no longer a crime. And although polygamists can still be fined if they are married to more than one person, they can no longer be imprisoned for it. This decision also applies to polyamorists and others in non-monogamous consensual relationships in Utah. Until recently, these various concerns were all based on the fact that there was no legal protection to protect people in polyamorous relationships from the negative effects of stigma and discrimination. Polyamorous activists in the United States were excited about the possibility of legal protection when the Berkeley, California City Council passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that included protection for polyamorous and other CNM relationships. But this regulation has failed in its implementation and is not being applied. Similar regulations are being considered in San Francisco. This year, however, there have been two important steps outside of California to protect consensual non-monogamous people and their families. Chen agrees.
“The slippery slope argument is never convincing to me. It has been used so many times to deny rights that we should have granted. When we talked about universal suffrage, some people said, `What`s next, women vote?` ” he says. “One of the slogans of the marriage equality movement was `love is love,` and that`s the overwhelming feeling I had, that people are just trying to love and support each other, have a family and live their lives.” The lack of legal protection “weighs and weighs on the fact that they are able to do so”. Polyandry is the de facto norm in rural Tibet, although it is illegal under Chinese family law. Polygamy continues in Bhutan in various forms, as it has done since ancient times. It is also found in parts of Nepal, despite its formal illegality in the country.  Founded as a coalition of academic and legal professionals, PLAC works to promote the civil and human rights of polyamorous individuals, communities, and families through legislative advocacy, public policy, and public education. Today, after years of stagnation in the right-wing movement, the past year has seen unprecedented successes. The vast majority of Muslim-majority sovereign states recognize polygamous marriages: these states stretch from West Africa to Southeast Asia, with the exception of Israel, Turkey and Tunisia.  The Palestinian territories—consisting of the West Bank and Gaza Strip—allow polygamous connections for Muslim citizens of the territories.
 As the type of relationship becomes popular, here are a few cities where polyamorous relationships have proven successful in legal support: Following in Somerville`s footsteps, Cambridge City Council agreed to allow more than two people into a legal relationship. The case was brought before the court in Newfoundland, Canada, when there were only two legal parents in the province. On 5 May 2011, long-term cohabitation between unmarried people, known as união estável (“stable union”), was extended to same-sex couples, recognized as a family unit and recognized as the set of 112 rights of married couples – the only legal difference with marriage is that it does not change individual marital status from single to married. [ref. needed] The legal status of polygamy varies widely around the world. Polygamy is legal in 58 of the approximately 200 sovereign states, the vast majority of which are Muslim-majority countries. Polyandry is illegal in virtually all countries and strictly forbidden in Islam. [ref. needed] Several non-Muslim countries (particularly in sub-Saharan Africa) allow polygamy among Muslims in their communities. Some countries that allow polygamy have restrictions, such as requiring the first wife to give consent. In June 2020, the Somerville, Massachusetts City Council voted to recognize polyamorous home partnerships in the city, becoming the first U.S. city to do so.
This measure was adopted so that people in polyamorous couples have access to their partner`s health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.     Natasha Aggarwal LL.M. `21 didn`t know much about polyamory until last spring, when she became a clinical student at the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at Harvard Law School`s WilmerHale Legal Services Center. But after working at the clinic with the new Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition, Aggarwal, an Indian corporate lawyer who came to HLS last year to study feminist theory, says, “Now I feel very, very strong about it.” The amendment, which passed unanimously by City Council last week, required only a minor change in wording.