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In most countries, it is legal for three or more people to form and share a sexual relationship (subject sometimes to laws against homosexuality or adultery if two of the three are married).About 25% of countries recognize marriages between a man and more than one woman, although with only minor exceptions no developed countries permit marriage among more than two people, nor do the majority of countries give legal protection (e.g., of rights relating to children) to non-married partners.
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.
Accordingly, they include parallel entitlements, obligations, and limitations.
Among the latter, as in the case of the New Zealand Civil Union Act 2005, there are parallel prohibitions on civil unions with more than one partner, which is considered bigamy, or dual marriage/civil union hybrids with more than one person.
Both are banned under Sections 205–206 of the Crimes Act 1961.
The statement was signed by 150 evangelical leaders, and includes 14 points of belief.