You know when you think about the fight to preserve marriage, you think how that fight is going to be a long drawn out one with fights for Supreme Court Justices. The arguments start with gay marriage and will ultimately end in an argument for polygamy. But I got some bad news – the fight is all but over. It’s already done. We missed a memo. The bad guys won.
There’s this from Canadian News: Hundreds of [greater Toronto area] Muslim men in polygamous marriages — some with a harem of wives — are receiving welfare and social benefits for each of their spouses, thanks to the city and province, Muslim leaders say.
Mumtaz Ali, president of the Canadian Society of Muslims, said wives in polygamous marriages are recognized as spouses under the Ontario Family Law Act, providing they were legally married under Muslim laws abroad. … He estimates “several hundred” GTA husbands in polygamous marriages are receiving benefits. Under Islamic law, a Muslim man is permitted to have up to four spouses. … The average recipient with a child can receive about $1,500 monthly, city officials said.
In addressing the issue of polygamous marriages, the preamble to the Ontario Family Law Act states: “In the definition of ‘spouse,’ a reference to marriage includes a marriage that is actually or potentially polygamous, if it was celebrated in a jurisdiction whose system of law recognizes it as valid….”
The British government recently admitted that nearly a thousand men are living legally with multiple wives in Britain. Although the families are entitled to claim social security for each wife, the department for work and pensions said it has not counted how many are on benefits.
So Britain and Canada are supporting polygamy and they honestly have no idea how much it’s going on.