Polygamous marriages may not be performed in the United Kingdom, and if a polygamous marriage is performed, the already-married person may be guilty of the crime of bigamy under section 11 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
In which countries polyamory is legal?
The legal status of polygamy varies widely around the world. Polygyny is legal in 58 out of nearly 200 sovereign states, the vast majority of them being Muslim-majority countries .To permit polygamy.CountrySouth AfricaPolygamous unionCustomary marriage (civil recognition)Upper HouseYesPassedLower HouseYesPassed17 more columns
Can Muslims have 2 wives in the UK?
Under Islam, it is possible for a man to have a second or third marriage by having a Nikah ceremony, an Islamic non-registered marriage contract, which is not recognized under British law. According to a family solicitor 2012, there were thousands of Muslim women in the UK who were second wives.