Question: Is polygamy legal anywhere in America?

Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states. But Utahs law is unique in that a person can be found guilty not just for having two legal marriage licenses, but also for cohabiting with another adult in a marriage-like relationship when they are already legally married to someone else.

United States: Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states however in Utah, in February 2020, the law was significantly changed in the House and Senate to reduce polygamy to the status of a traffic ticket.

Can you have more than 1 wife in the USA?

U.S. immigration law frowns on being married to more than one person at the same time, and prohibits both bigamists and polygamists from becoming naturalized citizens. Practicing polygamy as a legal permanent resident can lead to deportation, as can a criminal conviction for bigamy.

How many wives can you have in Arizona?

Under Arizonas Constitution, living with one wife and a spiritual wife, or two or three etc., could meet the definition of polygamous co-habitation, which is prohibited.

For starters, polygamy is not legal in the state of Arizona. Arizonas Constitution specifically addresses polygamy and states in Article 20, section 2, Polygamous or plural marriages, or polygamous co-habitation, are forever prohibited within this state.

Is Arizona a polygamist state?

Polygamy is illegal all over the country, including in Arizona. Its actually specifically mentioned in the Arizona Constitution which says, “Polygamous or plural marriages, or polygamous co-habitation, are forever prohibited within this state.” This means its illegal to be married to more than one person.

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