Polygamy Legal in Somerville?
Billy, I wanted to make you aware of this recent decision in Somerville by your city council. Read recent NY Times article here: https://tapit.us/OnlcAq
Mayor of Somerville was recently trying to keep churches shut down, defying state guidelines on local level. Now City Council trying to redefine family at the city level when polygamy is illegal in the state of Massachusetts.
Polygamy is still illegal in MA: “A marriage contracted while either party thereto has a former wife or husband living, except as provided in section six and in chapter two hundred and eight (divorce), shall be void.” See MA Law here: https://tapit.us/QJG1l1
We encourage Somerville residents to push back on this recent decision with your city council members. Click here for their contact information: https://www.somervillema.gov/citycouncil
The city of Somerville has broadened the definition of domestic partnership to include relationships between three or more adults, expanding access to health care.