Winston Blackmore, leader of the controversial polygamous religious community of Bountiful based near Creston, British Columbia, pictured with six of his daughters and two of his grandchildren in 2008 Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada have been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws.
Worldwide, different societies variously encourage, accept or outlaw polygamy.
According to the Ethnographic Atlas (1998), of 1,231 societies noted, 588 had frequent polygyny, 453 had occasional polygyny, 186 were monogamous and 4 had polyandry.
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