Tuesday 24 April 2018

Polygamy poses a real threat to our country

Congratulations to Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne for ruling in the High Court that a polygamous marriage in Lebanon can never be valid or recognised under Irish law.

Should Ireland ever decide to legalise same-sex marriage, there is a grave risk that this may culminate in the eventual legalisation of polygamy.

In Canada (where gay marriage was legalised in 2006) there is an ongoing battle in the courts to introduce polygamous unions under Canadian law.

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