UK: Part-time wives are on the rise ...

UK: Part-time wives are on the rise ...

There are 1 comment on the The Daily Beast story from Aug 5, 2013, titled UK: Part-time wives are on the rise .... In it, The Daily Beast reports that:

Multiple marriages are on the rise in the U.K.'s Muslim communities-and the women are the ones seeking out second wife status ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Aug 5, 2013
from The Daily Beast:

"Bigamy (having two wives) and polygamy (having more than two) were first made illegal in England and Wales in 1604 and in the 17th century carried the ultimate punishment—the death penalty. Now a conviction for either can be punished with up to seven years in prison. Technically, though, Aisha’s marriage doesn’t exist. Like other polygamous Muslim marriages in Britain, it was enjoined under Islamic sharia law in a religious ceremony known as the nikah that isn’t recognized automatically by British authorities—and thus doesn’t fall afoul of British law. Muslims can register their sharia-sanctioned marriages officially with the state but most don’t unless there’s a pressing immigration reason to do so ..."

So do these phantom wives count as tax deductions towards the number of family members living in the same pseudo-polygamous household?

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