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  • n  having two spouses at the same time
  • n  the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred

  • But the woman who brought the charges -- a friend of the dead starlet -- never testified in court because of a past record of extortion, racketeering and bigamy.
  • The last bigamy trial was held in the 1950s, and today an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people live in polygamous households in Utah.
  • It is a common-law union never recorded in church for fear of bigamy charges, but it prospers.
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  • Rick Santorum in WorldNetDaily
    If the Supreme Court says you have the right to consensual sex within your home,Santorum said at the time, "then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery....
  • Greg Abbott in United Press International
    It is our belief that these children who are under the age of 17 have engaged in sex with older men, which is a violation of Texas law, which is also a potential violation of the bigamy laws,Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told CNN.
  • Antonin Scalia in FOXNews
    Justice Antonin Scalia warned that the ruling would unleash a wave of challenges to state laws against "bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity."

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