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Bigamy in general is the state of a man who has really or interpretatively contracted and consummated two valid or two invalid marriages, or one valid and the other invalid, or one real, and the other a spiritual, marriage.
Interpretative bigamy is the state of a man who has not as a matter of fact had two legal wives in succession, but whose matrimonial ventures--whether one or two--are accompanied with such circumstances as to warrant the law by a legal fiction to hold him as a bigamist and irregular.
Bigamy begets irregularity, the principal effect of which is to entirely exclude from the reception and use and exercise of any ecclesiastical order and benefice attached to any order.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02561a.htm   (3733 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bigamy (In Civil Jurisprudence)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bigamy, being "a species of polygamy" (Stephen, New commentaries, IV, 83), may be designated by the latter word (Bishop, op.
Bigamy as defined is classed by jurists among those acts injurious to public morality by which the State or community generally is injured, and which may therefore properly be made criminal.
Bigamy is a crime within the statute, if committed by a British subject, wherever the offence may be committed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02564a.htm   (1560 words)

 Bigamy Philadelphia PA Criminal Law Help Center(sm)- OptimusLaw® - The Best Way To Find A Lawyer (sm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
legally married person is guilty of bigamy if he or she marries any other person, unless at the time of the subsequent marriage he or she believes that the prior spouse is dead.
The other party to a bigamous marriage may be guilty of bigamy if he or she contracts or purports to contract marriage with another knowing that the other is thereby committing bigamy.
Outside of the framework of the law, bigamy is usually thought of as having a second spouse without telling the first one that you are already married; whereas polygamy is the practice of having multiple spouses where everyone is aware of the situation, and all concerned give consent.
philadelphia.criminallawhelpcenter.com /articles/bigamy.htm   (491 words)

 Bible Study: Polygamy or polygyny and bigamy
Bigamy comes to us from the Latin and French languages and is generally used in writing laws.
But it was not until a few years ago that the county attorney filed paperwork charging Tom Green with four counts of bigamy, and in a surprise move he added one count of rape of a child that supposedly took place 15 years ago with one of his current wives.
Bigamy, coming from the Latin, is another one of those Catholic doctrines which is still with us.
www.gospelministry.net /Study_polygamy.html   (4239 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Former Monterey naval school administrator indicted for bigamy
Charles Edward Hicks, 61, was married to a total of seven women over the last 40 years, according to court records.
The charge followed a complaint from a Virginia woman who said she discovered in April two years after marrying Hicks that he was still married to another woman at the time.
Bigamy is punishable in Virginia by two to 10 years in prison.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20050724-1828-ca-bigamycharge.html   (166 words)

 Sun.Star Dumaguete - Mercado: Bigamy
In some instances, when one is prosecuted for bigamy, the accused files a case for Declaration of Nullity and thereafter argues that with the civil case, the criminal action should be suspended pending the resolution of the civil case.
Thus, in the same case the Supreme Court ruled that the pendency of the civil case for declaration of nullity of marriage is not a prejudicial question in a prosecution for concubinage or bigamy.
In another case the Court also held that "absence of the declaration of nullity, one may be convicted of bigamy".
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/dum/2004/05/08/oped/atty..raymund.mercado.ibp.corner.html   (218 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Indian state amends bigamy law
Bigamy is illegal throughout India, with the exception of the Muslim community which is exempted from the anti-bigamy law on religious grounds.
As a result of poverty and lack of education at village level, some people thought, he said, that they could divorce a spouse on the authority of the village council or even by rejecting their wife and sending her back to her family's home.
In both bigamy and dowry harassment cases, women in rural areas are often subject to pressure from their own families, worried about social stigma, or from their husbands, worried about criminal proceedings against them, not to file charges.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/2909099.stm   (494 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner - Arrest warrant for pastor on bigamy charges - Tuesday | February 20, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A HIGH Court Judge yesterday ordered that a warrant be issued for the arrest of a 45-year old Hanover minister of religion who failed to show up in the Hanover Circuit Court for his bigamy trial.
Justice David Pitter was not amused at the absence of Arnold Raphael Morgan nor his attorney Dalton Reid, who was said to be attending the Trelawny Circuit Court.
At the preliminary hearing which was concluded in January, eight months after it was first brought before the court, evidence was given by the three wives, two of the marriage officers and a photographer at one of the weddings.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20010220/news/news1.html   (292 words)

 Bigamy and other ramblings (was Einstein: scientists contribute by age 30 or not at all :-)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Is Honeymoon Over for Bigamy?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thomas Arthur Green, a peacock of a polygamist and, by most accounts, a loving father and husband to five women, was charged with four counts of bigamy Monday for cohabitating with four women while legally married to a fifth.
Yet winning a conviction under the state's prohibition against bigamy -- the act of marrying one person while still being married to another -- may prove just as problematic in Utah as a conviction for polygamy, the practice of having more than one spouse.
The prosecutorial "prong" of the statute reached an investigative nexus when Leavitt, according to Green, attempted to force one of Green's wives during a deposition to admit she was his lawful wife.
www.polygamy.com /News/Honeymoon.htm   (1913 words)

 ACLU to Join Polygamists in Bigamy Fight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But their real target is a 1935 Utah law that turned bigamy into a felony, instead of a misdemeanor, and a clause that makes an outlaw of any person who "cohabits with another person."
Bigamy laws are generally designed to target men and women who fraudulently marry more than once.
While no path has been chosen, the likely route is a constitutional appeal of a bigamy conviction or a push on Capitol Hill, where a favorable lawmaker may be persuaded to introduce legislation altering the 1935 law.
www.polygamy.com /Legal/ACLU-to-Join-Polygamists.htm   (766 words)

 Polygamy :: Arizona governor sent bill that targets child bigamy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Proponents of the proposal say the state doesn't have a law specifically outlawing child bigamy and that the law is inadequate in holding parents responsible for the forced marriages of their children.
They also say adults can be prosecuted for having sex with a child, but the best authorities can do in holding parents responsible is charging them with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Polygamy is practiced openly in Colorado City, a remote enclave on the state line with Utah that is dominated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
www.religionnewsblog.com /7007-.html   (464 words)

 Bigamy: Definition of Bigamy in Webster's Dictionary 1913 Edition - Wunder Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bigamy: Definition of Bigamy in Webster's Dictionary 1913 Edition - Wunder Dictionary
Bigamy: Definition of Bigamy in Webster's Dictionary 1913 Edition
The offense of marrying one person when already legally married to another.
websters.wunderdictionary.com /dictionary/def/english/bigamy.html   (42 words)

 RootsWeb: DORSET-L Re: [DOR] Re: Marriage, Bigamy and Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Re: [DOR] Re: Marriage, Bigamy and Transportation by "Brian Cave" < >
Re: [DOR] Re: Marriage, Bigamy and Transportation by "Kim White" < >
Re: [DOR] Re: Marriage, Bigamy and Transportation by "Sue Merkle" < >
newsarch.rootsweb.com /th/read/DORSET/2002-06/1024682537   (182 words)

 Ramji Lal Suman faces rape, bigamy charges- The Economic Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The notice was issued on the basis of a petition filed by a woman claiming to be his wife, who has demanded the registration of a case and a CBI inquiry against him for alleged bigamy, rape and criminal intimidation to kill her.
While issuing the notice, Justice B N Chaturvedi also directed the Delhi Police to provide protection to Sushila Suman, who claims to be the second wife of the Samajwadi Party leader, and other members of her family.
In her complaint, Sushila had sought the registration of FIR under sections 323 (causing hurt), 323 (wrongful confinement), 354 (outraging the modesty), 376 (rape), 392 (robbery), 494 (bigamy), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (act intended to insult the modesty of woman) of Indian Penal Code against the Samajwadi Party MP.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /articleshow/415264.cms   (486 words)

 CNN.com - China cracks down on bigamy, concubines - April 29, 2001
The first revision to the marriage law in 20 years aims to stop wealthy Chinese from keeping concubines and to curb domestic violence, China's official news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.
"Bigamy and keeping concubines by the country's new rich are eroding social morality," the agency said of the parliament's vote on Saturday.
The revisions, which followed three years of heated debate, also empower victims of domestic violence to seek official protection and police punishment for abusers.
cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/04/29/china.marriage/index.html   (390 words)

 AAP General News (Australia) : Vic: Discovery of divorce papers end bigamy fear @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Start / A / AAP General News (Australia) / January 16, 2004 / Vic: Discovery of divorce papers end bigamy fear
woman who feared she could face bigamy charges for possibly being married to two people.
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 2 wives, 1 husband = bigamy?
For the last 3 years, according to lawsuits filed against him in Oakland and Macomb counties, Korte, 47, split his time between a wife and two kids in St. Clair Shores and the daughter of the man who hired him 10 years ago to help run his Walled Lake hardware store.
It's too early to say whether Michael Korte will be charged with bigamy, a felony carrying a maximum sentence of four years in prison.
Three days after Laura Korte filed for divorce in Macomb County, Leslie Korte sought an annulment in Oakland County Circuit Court, stating that she was shocked that her husband had never divorced and that she has been living with a man she is notlegally married to.
www.freep.com /news/metro/korte2_20000502.htm   (1256 words)

 Stop Bigamy
Each week, we get countless requests from media types who are looking for case studies to be on their TV shows, in documentaries, for for articles in the press...
Here, Spencer's ex-wives reveal how they were seduced by his promises, what happened when he left, and how the legacy of a broken marriage and a broken heart has affected the rest of their lives.
Though our pending TV appearance didn't happen, last week, Stop Bigamy has received coverage in a new article in This is Exeter.
stopbigamy.blogspot.com   (1029 words)

 Dáil Éireann - Volume 285 - 19 November, 1975 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bigamy Prosecutions.
Brosnan asked the Minister for Justice the number of prosecutions brought for bigamy during the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Cooney: During the three years ended on 31st December, 1974 there were three prosecutions for bigamy.
I am not sure what the Deputy has in mind in asking if I will make a statement.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0285/D.0285.197511190026.html   (287 words)

 JURIST - Paper Chase: Utah high court says bigamy laws don't infringe on religious freedom
Jeannie Shawl at 4:11 PM The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the bigamy conviction of Tom Green, denying his argument that the state's anti-bigamy laws violated Green's First Amendment right to religious freedom.
The court ruled that "Utah's bigamy statute does not attempt to target only religiously motivated bigamy.
Any individual who violates the statute, whether for religious or secular reasons, is subject to prosecution." Read the court's full opinion.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /paperchase/2004/09/utah-high-court-says-bigamy-laws-dont.htm   (253 words)

 ABC News: Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Bigamy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PITTSBURGH Jan 30, 2005 — A woman accused of marrying two other men while still married to a western Pennsylvania man has been charged with bigamy, according to state police.
Julia J. Bish, 34, of Hempfield, faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday on two misdemeanor bigamy charges.
Police said she is still married to Randy Bish, whom she married in June 1990 and with whom she has five children, and is also married to a man from Bolivia, N.C. Another brief marriage has been annulled.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=456709   (217 words)

 Dyess airman pleads guilty to bigamy
A Dyess Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty to bigamy at a court martial this week after admitting he has two wives.
She found out her husband had married again after locating copies of bounced checks he had written that included the new wife's name, court records show.
Hamilton pleaded guilty to the bigamy charge at a special court martial on Wednesday, the equivalent of a misdemeanor hearing.
texnews.com /local97/bigamy101797.html   (273 words)

 Disgraced cop admits bigamy - The Nation - Breaking News 24/7 - NEWS.com.au
But last night Eames was locked up after becoming the first person in Tasmania for 40 years to face a bigamy charge.
And magistrate Ian Matterson, who remanded him in custody for sentence next Thursday, commented that it was said the problem with bigamy was that "you end up with two mothers-in-law".
The court was told Eames's bigamy was discovered when Ms McFadden rang frequently called Australian numbers that appeared on their phone bill to contact Eames.
www.news.com.au /story/0,10117,15059611-421,00.html   (885 words)

 deseretnews.com | Trip to the hospital 'cures' man's penchant for bigamy
The 59-year-old company director from Kettering in central England turned himself in in May, telling police he was married to three women at the same time and confessing to bigamy, illegal in Britain, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service said Reed was with his attorney when he turned himself in and confessed in Wimbledon, south London.
He pleaded guilty July 19 to two charges of bigamy and was given a four-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay $126 in costs, police said.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600155714,00.html   (295 words)

 Slippery Slop - The maddening "slippery slope" argument against gay marriage. By Dahlia Lithwick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rick Santorum got into hot water for spewing this argument last spring: "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, 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.
Texas, when he wrote, "State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers' validation of laws based on moral choices.
My colleague Will Saletan has argued that there is in fact no principled reason for legally prohibiting sex between cousins and I am, I think, persuaded that he is correct.
slate.msn.com /id/2100824   (2517 words)

 * Stop Bigamy * - the homepage for bigamy victims in the UK
By definition, bigamy is the act of being married to more than one person at the same time; or the offence of marrying someone else while no valid divorce to a living spouse has occurred.
Three years on, they are united in their fight to implement change - and to fill gaps that are found in the UK's legal system.
Finally, even though bigamy is deemed a criminal offence, prosecution is not automatic.
www.soyouvebeendumped.com /bigamy/home.html   (317 words)

 Deeming On-line - An Interactive Display
This case study also demonstrates the intricate trails which can be followed through the different record-keeping systems employed by government agencies and departments.
Bigamy, Theft and Murder on the net is an exciting example of what you could discover by undertaking research with public records.
Deeming's story tells more than just the life and death of one man. Public records also reflect the attitudes and assumptions of Victoria's past communities.
www.prov.vic.gov.au /exhibs/deeming/text1.htm   (3001 words)

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