Commons briefing paper delves into issues surrounding polygamous marriages

A House of Commons briefing paper has been released looking at with when polygamous marriages might be legally recognised in England and Wales, immigration issues, social security benefits, and state pension entitlement.

Home Office guidance defines a polygamous marriage as when a man legally has multiple spouses (a woman with multiple spouses is called a polyandrous marriage).

Currently, for a polygamous marriage to be considered valid in the UK, the parties must be domiciled in a country where polygamous marriage is permitted and must have entered into the marriage in a country which permits polygamy.

Read the full paper below.

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