Anti-Polygamy law gets backed by Canadian judge

Anti Polygamy lawThe highest Court of British Columbia has ruled that anti-polygamy law already in existence in Canada should stand. Chief Justice Robert Bauman has held that the ban on multiple marriages is actually consistent as even the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibits polygamy. Justice Bauman also stated that the law only minimally impairs freedom. As he wrote in his decision, I have concluded that this case is essentially about harm, the salutary effects of the prohibition far outweigh the deleterious. However, as per to him, the law should concentrate more on as to avoid criminalizing the actions of minors in polygamous marriages. He also said the limitation imposed by the law has limited the harms expected to rise from polygamy which includes spousal abuse, child neglect, and higher infant mortality.

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