Both are banned under Sections 205–206 of the Crimes Act 1961.
As yet, there is no case law applicable to these issues.
Having multiple non-marital partners, even if married to one, is legal in most U. jurisdictions; at most it constitutes grounds for divorce if the spouse is non-consenting, or feels that the interest in a further partner has destabilized the marriage.
A person with polyamorous relationships may also engage in swinging and other open relationships.
As well, swingers occasionally develop deep emotional attachments with their sexual friends.
Some Jews are polyamorous, but mainstream Judaism does not accept polyamory; however, Sharon Kleinbaum, the senior rabbi at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, has said that polyamory is a choice that does not preclude a Jewishly observant and socially conscious life.
La Veyan Satanism is critical of Abrahamic sexual mores, considering them narrow, restrictive and hypocritical.
Polyamory is a less specific term than polygamy, the practice or condition of having more than one spouse.
No single definition of "polyamory" has universal acceptance, with the Oxford English Dictionary having widely divergent definitions for the word for the UK and US versions.
In 2017 John Alejandro Rodriguez, Victor Hugo Prada, and Manuel Jose Bermudez were married in Colombia, thus becoming Colombia's first polyamorous family to have a legally recognized relationship.
In many jurisdictions where same-sex couples can access civil unions or registered partnerships, these are often intended as parallel institutions to that of heterosexual monogamous marriage.
Thus, a person may refer to a live-in partner as their primary partner, and a lover whom they only see once a week as their secondary partner, in order to differentiate to the listener who is who.