List of polygamy court cases

Polygamy is the state of being married to more than one person at the same time. It is illegal in many countries. The following is a list of polygamy court cases:

CanadaEdit

FranceEdit

  • Montcho case (July 11, 1980, n°16596) — Allowed family reunification for polygamous households.[3][4][5]

United KingdomEdit

  • Hyde v. Hyde (1866) {L.R.} 1 P. & D. 130 — established the modern understanding and legal definition of marriage
  • Bethell v. Hillyard (1885) 38 Ch.D. 220. [1885 B. 2119.] — a potentially polygamous marriage is void
  • R v Smith 1994 15 Cr App R (S) 407 — used divorce papers to marry again[6]
  • R v Cairns [1997] 1 Cr App R (S) — used polygamy to circumvent immigration controls[6]

United StatesEdit

19th century
20th century
21st century
  • State of Utah v. Green (a.k.a. State v. Green, Utah v. Green), 2004 UT 76 [99 P.3d 820][12] — Utah's polygamy ban upheld
  • Warren Jeffs prosecution
  • Brown v. Buhman, 11-cv-0652-CW (2013)[13] — the portions of Utah's anti-polygamy laws which prohibit multiple cohabitation ruled unconstitutional, but Utah allowed to maintain its ban on multiple marriage licenses.[14][15][16][17]
  • Carrick v. Snyder, 5:2015cv10108, case before Michigan's Eastern District Federal brought by the Rev. Neil Patrick Carrick holding that it is a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to prohibit clergy from performing same sex or polygamous wedding ceremonies.[18][19]
  • Collier et al v. Fox et al, 1:15-cv-00083, case brought by Nathan Collier et al in Montana District Court, seeking a marriage license for Nathan Collier and Christine Collier. Nathan Collier had a legal marriage with Victoria Collier. The case was denied as moot.[20]
  • Mayle v. Orr et al, 17-cv-00449,[21] brought by Kenneth Mayle in U.S. District 7 (Northern Illinois) seeking to strike Illinois laws on Bigamy,[22] Adultery,[23][24][25] and Fornication[26] based on religious beliefs, practice, and philosophies of Satanism and Thelema including Enochian Sex Magick. The complaint claims these laws violate the 1st and 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The case was dismissed on 4/10/2017. An attempt at an appeal was denied on 11/3/2017 based on a procedural error.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reference re: Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada, 2011 BCSC 1588", British Columbia: Supreme Court of British Columbia [CanLII.org], Canadian Legal Information Institute
  2. ^ Phelan, Alexandra (23 November 2011), "Case notes: Canadian Court says criminalisation of polygamy is a valid limitation on the right to freedom and liberty", hrlc.org.au, Human Rights Law Centre (Melbourne, Vic), archived from the original on 17 December 2014, retrieved 18 September 2014
  3. ^ Conseil d'Etat, ASSEMBLEE, du 11 juillet 1980, 16596, publié au recueil Lebon, retrieved 2022-01-17
  4. ^ Esplugues, Carlos A (1984). "Legal recognition of polygamous marriages". The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa. 17 (3): 302–321. ISSN 0010-4051. JSTOR 23246565.
  5. ^ Fournier, Pascale (2016-04-29). Muslim Marriage in Western Courts: Lost in Transplantation. Routledge. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-317-09112-7.
  6. ^ a b "Sentencing manual: Bigamy", Prosecution Policy and Guidance: Legal Guidance [cps.gov.uk], Crown Prosecution Service, retrieved 2014-09-17
  7. ^ "In Re State in Interest of Black", Utah Case Law: Utah Supreme Court Decisions, 1955, Justia [Law.Justia.com]
  8. ^ "760 F. 2d 1065 - Potter v. Murray City G M L", OpenJurist.org, OpenJurist, vol. F2d, no. 760, p. 1065, 1985
  9. ^ Barlow v. Blackburn, 798 P. 2d 1360 - Ariz: Court of Appeals, 1st Div., Dept. C 1990 – via Google Scholar
  10. ^ "Matter of Adoption of WAT", Utah Case Law: Utah Supreme Court Decisions, 1991, Justia [Law.Justia.com]
  11. ^ "Barlow v. Evans, 993 F. Supp. 1390 (D. Utah 1997)", CourtListener.com, CourtListener, Free Law Project, archived from the original on 2014-09-18, retrieved 2014-09-18
  12. ^ "State of Utah v. Green", Utah Case Law: Utah Supreme Court Decisions, 2004, Justia [Law.Justia.com]
  13. ^ Waddoups, Clark (December 13, 2013), Memorandum Decision And Order Granting In Part Plaintiffs' Motion For Summary Judgement, Case No. 2:11-cv-0652-CW
  14. ^ Schwartz, John (September 14, 2013), "A Law Prohibiting Polygamy is Weakened", New York Times
  15. ^ Mears, Bill (December 14, 2013). "'Sister Wives' case: Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law". CNN.com. CNN. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  16. ^ Peggy Fletcher Stack (December 14, 2013), "Laws on Mormon polygamists lead to win for plural marriage", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved 2013-12-19
  17. ^ Reversed by 10th Circuit in Brown v. Buhman, 822 F.3d 1151 (10th Cir. 2016). https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=16589478949043800904&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr
  18. ^ "Carrick v. Snyder et al". Justia Dockets & Filings.
  19. ^ Oralandar Brand-Williams, The Detroit News (13 January 2015). "Minister sues Mich. for right to marry same-sex couples". detroitnews.com.
  20. ^ "Collier et al v. Fox et al, No. 1:2015cv00083 - Document 100 (D. Mont. 2018)". 9 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Mayle v. Orr, Dist. Court, ND Illinois 2017". Google Scholar. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  22. ^ "Illinois General Assembly - Illinois Compiled Statutes". www.ilga.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  23. ^ "Illinois General Assembly - Illinois Compiled Statutes".
  24. ^ "Satanist to Chicago Judge: Anti-Adultery Law Has 'Chilling Effect' On Relationships". NBC Chicago. NBC. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Illinois judge tosses adultery-related suit from Satanist". Fox 2 News. Fox News. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  26. ^ "Illinois General Assembly - Illinois Compiled Statutes". www.ilga.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-17.