The case in Utah has shown us that the government cannot charge people with the crime of polygamy or bigamy, if those involved have never sought or obtained multiple licenses or a single one for mor than two people (the latter of which does not currently exist in any state....yet). Without those legal papers, they are not violating the law. Right now I have a wife. Our marriage is currently legally recognized. We were married for 6 years, before we bothered to get said legal recognition. Prior to that point we could neither receive any legal benefit of marriage nor be charged with any marriage related crime. We are currently dating another woman. It is in the beginning stages, so who knows where it will go. But let's say my wife and I decide to marriage this other woman. As long as we do not attempt to get another license either between her and me and/or her and my wife, then we cannot ever be charge with bigamy or polygamy, no matter how many time we call the other woman our wife. There are hundreds of poly families in the US today, and not a single unit is breaking any law. Well, at least not any marriage related laws.