Having multiple non-marital partners, even if married to one, is legal in most U.S. 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.
Are polyamory relationships legal?
California legally recognised polyamory when the law agreed to give parenting rights to three men in a relationship.
Is polyamory legally protected?
Do people engaged in polyamory have any legal rights? Currently, not many. Multiple U.S. states (including California, Washington, Louisiana, and Rhode Island) have explicitly recognized the families with multiple parents, such as step-families, adoptive families, and families with CNM parents.
Can a poly person be happy in a monogamous relationship?
My short answer – yes, it is possible. However, to make a polyamorous /monogamous relationship work takes partners who are secure in themselves and their choices, secure in the relationship, good communicators and willing to work.