Having multiple non-marital partners, even if married to one, is legal in most U.S. jurisdictions; at most it constitutes grounds for divorce if the spouse is non-consenting, or feels that the interest in a further partner has destabilized the marriage.
Why is polyamorous relationships illegal?
Polyamory is not a legally protected status, like being straight or gay. You can lose your job for being polyamorous. Courts can use it against you in child custody proceedings.
Is dating multiple people polygamy?
Polyamory specifically refers to people who have multiple romantic relationships at the same time. Partners may also have relationships or friendships with each other. There are a few different types of polyamory: Solo polyamory includes people who dont have primary partnerships but date multiple people.
Can I have two wives?
In every country in North America and South America, polygamy is illegal, and practice is criminalized. In the United States, polygamy is illegal in all 50 states; however, in February 2020, the Utah House and Senate reduced punishment for polygamy to the status of a traffic ticket.