Polyamorous relationships are legal in Canada, unlike bigamy and polygamy, which involve people in two or more marriages. Its not the first time a Canadian court has recognized that a family can have three legally recognized parents.
Is it legal to have a polyamorous marriage?
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. It is still illegal federally according to the Edmunds Act.
Where is polyamory marriage legal?
Do people engaged in polyamory have any legal rights? Currently, not many. Multiple U.S. states (including California, Washington, Louisiana, and Rhode Island) have explicitly recognized the families with multiple parents, such as step-families, adoptive families, and families with CNM parents.
Is polyamory common in Canada?
The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) conservatively estimates that there are 1,100 polyamorous families in Canada, while an informal survey by the Vanier Institute of the Family found that of 547 respondents, more than two-thirds identified as polyamorous.