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bigamy

The act of marrying a second (or a third) person while still married to one’s first spouse.
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There can be no legitimate state purpose in allowing bigamous or incestuous couples to divorce and not allowing the same remedy to same-sex couples,'' he wrote.
As a result, the woman's second heterosexual marriage is now retroactively bigamous, says Hertz.
Although the government says there are only 1,000 such bigamous or polygamous unions in the UK, the two experienced Lancashire social workers - one of Indian-English heritage and the other with Pakistani origin, said multiple marriages are encouraged by a welfare system which allows a second, third or fourth wife to be treated as a single mother who gets a house and an array of other state payments for herself and her children.
A French bishop married them, but some contemporaries thought their union incestuous as well as bigamous.
The self-willed car accident represents a subconscious desire to bring together his two wives, his two platonic though bigamous complements--and achieve complete wholeness at last.
The fifth chapter connects Manley's allegorical caricatures of Whig lords and ladies, The New Atalantis (1709), the fact of Manley's own entrapment in a bigamous marriage, and the reality of Muslim women possessing property rights that vastly exceeded those of English women, to show how Manley's "repeated scenes of polygamy" serve not "to displace the source of patriarchal oppression onto other cultures, but to locate it at the heart of English culture" (116).
Roderick Sangster, whose last known address was the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Trinity Street, Chester, was found guilty of entering into a bigamous marriage by a jury at Warwick Crown Court in November.
Initially, Sarkozy had hoped to foster a happy bigamous situation.
On February 27, 1875, what appears to be a bigamous marriage took place at Sculcoates Register Office, when Charlotte Ann Dickson, of New George Street, married John Dales Robinson, of Green Lane.