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  • The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

    04/25/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Patriotic1 · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/2014 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MA, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three “married” lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation. The three women – Doll, 30; Brynn, 32; and Kitten, 27 – are not legally married to all the members of the polyamorous coupling, something not permitted under state or federal law. Brynn and Doll have been together since 2009. However, it is Brynn...
  • (Slate:) Legalize Polygamy! (Need I say *barf alert*?)

    04/16/2013 5:18:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Slate ^ | 4/15/2013 | Jillian Keenan
    Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refrain: Legalized gay marriage could lead to other legal forms of marriage disaster, such as polygamy. Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly, and other social conservatives have made similar claims. It’s hardly a new prediction—we’ve been hearing it for years. Gay marriage is a slippery slope! A gateway drug! If we legalize it, then what’s next? Legalized polygamy? We can only hope. Yes, really. While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equality, let’s not forget that the fight doesn’t end...
  • Sexual Jihad’ Fatwa Urges ‘Temporary Marriages’ for Syrian Rebels

    04/01/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Reports about a fatwa urging young girls to travel to Syria to provide sexual services for jihadist rebels are causing a stir in Tunisia, while also drawing attention to the Islamic concept – little-known in the West and controversial among Muslims themselves – of “temporary marriage.” Girls as young as 14 are counted as eligible for the “sexual jihad,” and around a dozen young Tunisians are believed to have taken up the call, attributed to an influential Saudi scholar, Sheikh Mohamed al-Arifi. The pan-Arabic Al-Hayat newspaper reported this week that a video circulating on social media sites in...
  • California bill would let children have more than two parents (Has Passed the Senate)

    07/05/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 52 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 07.02.12 | Jim Sanders
    Beaver had June and Ward. Ricky had Ozzie and Harriet. Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child. When adults fight over parenthood, a judge must decide which two have that right and responsibility – but that could end soon. State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents. "The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," the San Francisco Democrat said. Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing...
  • Anti-polygamy case gives rise to all kinds of family forms

    06/09/2010 12:09:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 107+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | June 9, 2010 | Daphne Branham
    Forrest Glen Maridas is a polyamorist who believes that it is her constitutionally guaranteed right to freely express her sexuality in any form that that might take. Maridas is 34, American and a full-time counsellor at a university, although she's currently on maternity leave. She's lived with Canadian Russell Osborne since May 2005 and he's sponsoring her for immigration as a common-law spouse under the family classification. Maridas and Osborne and their two young children live in a home in Edmonton with Drew Thompson and Katy Furness. For the past two years, Maridas has been in "an intimate and conjugal...
  • Couples Return to Grace (Catholic "Group Marriage" in NM)

    10/06/2007 5:20:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 309+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 6, 2007 | Tracy Dingmann
    Every Sunday, Christie Servantez and her boyfriend, Timothy Chavez, go to Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Albuquerque. But when it comes time to receive the Eucharist ..., the couple is shut out. That's because Servantez and Chavez live together but aren't married. In the eyes of the Catholic church, they have "broken their communion with their church" and aren't allowed to receive the Eucharist and participate in Holy Communion. Servantez and Chavez say it makes them sad to be unable to experience the most important sacrament of their faith. It's a big part of the reason the couple signed...
  • Meet My Wives

    10/07/2004 10:39:13 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 216 replies · 3,897+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    [editor's note - my apologies for the repost. I forgot to click the "excerpt" box the first time...] In "A Deafening Silence" I discussed the unusually low amount of support rank-and-file Christians seem to have for outlawing homosexual marriages. While state initiatives in Missouri and Louisiana have overwhelmingly trounced the idea, US Congressmen are not hearing much from their constituents on the matter. Now, USA Today has weighed in on the subject, or at least, weighed in on one aspect of the subject. The October 4, 2004 issue saw an article by Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law...
  • Meet My Wives

    10/07/2004 10:36:21 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    In "A Deafening Silence" I discussed the unusually low amount of support rank-and-file Christians seem to have for outlawing homosexual marriages. While state initiatives in Missouri and Louisiana have overwhelmingly trounced the idea, US Congressmen are not hearing much from their constituents on the matter. Now, USA Today has weighed in on the subject, or at least, weighed in on one aspect of the subject. The October 4, 2004 issue saw an article by Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington Law School, in which he defended the idea that polygamy, polyandry and group marriage would...
  • Stop the Wedding! Why Gay Marriage Isn't Radical Enough

    07/23/2003 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Snuffington · 73 replies · 446+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | July 23, 2003 | Judith Levine
    Stop the Wedding! Why Gay Marriage Isn't Radical Enoughby Judith LevineJuly 23 - 29, 2003 irst, two gay men known to their friends as "the Michaels" sealed their marriage with two rings and a champagne toast in Toronto. Then American queers broke out the bubbly when the U.S. Supreme Court declared the constitutional right to gay sex in the privacy of the bedroom, clearing the way to same-sex marriage here. If the Massachusetts Supremes rule in favor of seven same-sex couples challenging that state's marriage statute (that decision is expected imminently), Provincetown could see a run on champagne flutes. It's...