Saturday, February 26, 2011

There's More to Polygamy Than Polygyny

Once again, the two terms are equated, this time in articles about the leader of Chechnya. Polygyny means one husband, multiple wives. Polyandry means one wife, multiple husbands. Then there is group marriage, meaning three or more men, or three or more women, or multiple women and multiple men. All of these are polygamy.

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, fully supports the idea of polygamy and says he is looking for a beautiful woman to become his second wife, according to a media report.

This appears to be a Muslim thing...

"If there is love, it's ok to have four wives... If you can build a home, keep your wives in the same conditions, not infringe their rights, then Sharia (Islamic law) allows a man to have four wives," he said.

"It is much fairer than keeping one or two mistresses while your children starve at home," he added.

We support full marriage equality, which means any form of polygamy with consenting adults should be legal.
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