To me, it's like an oxymoron. The whole purpose of marriage is to dedicate yourself to someone else for the rest of your life. Messing around with other people seems to defeat that purpose entirely. If you want to have a relationship with someone else than your spouse, then maybe you shouldn't have gotten married. It's also something that isn't high in demand- VERY few Americans would be in favor of that.
It is legal is certain cultures, usually with stipends such as the man must be able to afford his wives and children. It's basically culture that determines whether it will be legal or not. Men aren't naturally faithful. Marriage to one person is a totally artificial circumstance anyway.
That's probably because there aren't many women who are going to allow it. What kind of self righteous woman would allow a man to treat her as if she's a thing? The reason I don't back Polygamy is because it makes women look like objects to be used and thrown away when broken. I believe that a woman deserves a man who will care for her and only her, and vice versa. And, even if Polygamy were excepted, woman would want to marry more than one man as well, which would be a total mess. And finally, the way the government treats marriage with spouses receiving benefits upon death and things like that, they'd never allow Polygamy, it just wouldn't work.
Because most people agree that it is either morally wrong or just plain won't work. You however, have the right to think that it should be legal, whether it is or not. I notice that you ask the question of people on here, then argue with them, when they take time to answer you. Don't ask if you can't bear the answers you might get.
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Judging by your comments under MsStina's answer you would like to legalise polygamy but would be affronted by polyandry -- a woman with more than one husband.
I don't usually wax scriptural but there's a verse in the Bible that talks about a man and a woman becoming one flesh. Ideally that can happen and, as the years pass, you grow together. Inviting an additional person into the group would prevent that.
Two women sharing a man or two men sharing a woman would be an invitation to jealousy and bickering. It would not be conducive to a happy, loving relationship.
Perhaps you're a subscriber to the Yul Brynner philosophy (from The King and I) "A girl must be like a blossom With honey for just one man. A man must be like honey bee And gather all he can. "
With the whole thing about marriage lately, and now apparently it has no meaning you have to ask yourself How much is to much? With that in mind a lot of people love a lot of different things, and there is a point that society needs to draw the line on what is culturally acceptable. Soon however we will see paligmy and a whole lot of different things legalized.