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I know of no laws at the federal or state level that explicitly extend their protection to poly relationships. However, any law that purports to outlaw a polyamorous relationship among consenting adults should be looked at very skeptically, as it would likely be found unconstitutional under Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003): The case does involve ...


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Except in the case that a particular relation is prohibited by law, an amourous relationship between two or more competent consenting adults is protected. The combinatorics of possible polyamorous relations is too broad to sort out exhaustively, but we can take criminal statutes against adultery as an example. In Washington, it is not a crime to commit ...


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There was no divorce in Ireland between 1937 and 1996 Before 1937, the Irish Free State inherited the divorce laws that were then in force. These required an Act of Parliament (which was ludicrously expensive and therefore not available to someone of Finnegan's means) or annulment (which is strictly speaking, the official recognition that a marriage never ...


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