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  • Why can’t three get married?

    03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook
    You might think that this is grotesque. I certainly think it is grotesque. But should we be so judgemental about the unorthodox connubial arrangements of Anna and Lucy Decinque, 31-year-old identical twins who are sharing a bed with their 32-year-old electrical mechanic boyfriend Ben Byrne? The trio have lived together for the last four years in Perth, Western Australia, with the girls’ mother. The girls are inseparable, so much so that they have spent A$240,000 on various cosmetic improvements to look even more alike. They imitate each other and share everything. Even their boyfriend. When Anna and Lucy appeared on...
  • OkCupid Adds a Feature for the Polyamorous

    01/08/2016 9:46:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 8, 2015 | Olga Khazan
    Online dating behemoth OkCupid is adding a feature tailor-made for polyamorous people. The new setting, which became available for some beta users in December, allows users who are listed as “seeing someone,” “married,” or “in an open relationship” on the platform to link their profiles and search for other people to join their relationship. It will be rolled out to all users on Friday. A screenshot of the new feature obtained by The Atlantic shows a stock photo of a sample user listed as “in an open relationship” with another, whose profile is linked below his.
  • I was in a committed relationship with two people—and then I got pregnant.

    11/05/2015 4:29:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    HelloGiggles ^ | November 4, 2015 | na
    The night I found out I was going to be a mom I sat down next to my husband Kevin, clutching the pregnancy test in one hand and holding his hand with the other, the three minutes waiting for the test results felt like forever. I think in that span of time I felt every emotion known to man: happy at the possibilities, mad that I had thrown up the steak and cheese I made for myself earlier that day, anxious to know the results, and of course scared beyond belief. My husband has always been someone I could see...
  • Polyamory: taboo for religious Americans but not for the rest

    08/13/2015 8:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 12, 2015 | Peter Moore
    The recent Supreme Court decision which asserted that the right to marry is a constitutional right, including for same sex couples, has raised prompted some commentators to question whether the same could be said of polygamy. Polygamy has long been prohibited and rarely practised in the United States, but at least the practise is quite common in many parts of the Islamic world and sub-Saharan Africa. What is increasingly common in the United States, however, are various forms of 'polyamory', where people have multiple sexual and romantic partners with the full knowledge of their partners. YouGov's research shows that most...
  • Four’s Company? After Gay Marriage, Polyamory is Next

    08/08/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | Andrew Stiles
    Just hours after the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage on June 26, Politico published an op-ed explaining why “group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.” If your first reaction was to dismiss this out of hand, you haven’t been paying attention. As the 21st century progresses, it is going to become increasingly difficult to answer the question “what is marriage for?” or even “what is marriage?” And, no, don’t blame it on the gays.If the Internet is to be believed, “open marriages” are, quite possibly, the next social frontier that, sooner or later, could...
  • Polyamory Is Next, And I’m One Reason Why (Libertarians for Polyamory)

    06/30/2015 11:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sara Burrows
    You’re going to bed already?” I complained, as I prepared to read our three-year-old a bedtime story across the hall. It was my not-so-veiled solicitation for sex. I was nearing ovulation and in the mood. I knew Brad was rarely in the mood at night—unlike me, he’s a morning person—but I was hoping, by chance, he might be. “Yeah, I’m tired,” he grumbled. “I have to work in the morning.” After I got my daughter to sleep in her own bed—a rare gem—I came back in to cuddle, to see if he was really asleep or just faking.
  • Inconsistent Same-Sex Marriage Advocates: There is now no principled way to exclude polyamory

    06/27/2015 7:29:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    In Australia, same-sex marriage activists are upset that polyamorists are trying to jump on their equality bandwagon. From The Australian: THE main lobby group promoting gay marriage yesterday distanced itself from polyamorists demanding to be included in the proposed reforms, saying marriage involving more than two people would undermine a traditional institution.As reported yesterday by The Australian, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has come under attack from polyamorists, including some who are members of her party, for insisting that marriage should be between two people of any sex, but no more than two.Greens volunteer and polyamorist Naomi Bicheno wrote on...
  • After Gay Marriage, Is Polyamory (Group Marriage) Next?

    06/09/2015 5:11:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 9, 2015 | CAROLYN MOYNIHAN
    Improbable? Preposterous? Alarmist? Perhaps. But by no means illogical.The success of the same-sex marriage campaign in Ireland has advocates elsewhere in a state of high excitement, predicting that the rest of the (Western) world must quickly fall into line and legalise this concept. What then?As we know, there is a long line of “love” interest groups waiting to stake their claims for social recognition, and at the head of the queue are polyamorists.In fact, just before the Irish voted, The Independent (Ireland) ran a long feature story about the Emerald Isle’s polyamory community. Jade-Martina Lynch, who has achieved a modest amount of...
  • Why Gay Marriage Doesn't Open the Door to Polygamy

    05/15/2015 1:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | May 14, 2015 | Matt Baume, Writer, photographer, explainer of the strange and wonderful
    If we let gays get married, is polygamy next? Well, no, obviously, but this is an argument that comes up over and over; and it just happened again. This time, it was from Ben Carson, who's running for (and has no chance of becoming) President. He hinted to CNBC that "other groups" would deserve marriage if gay couples gained the freedom to marry. When pressed on what those other groups were, he eventually admitted that they might include bigamists. This is a suggestion that comes up a lot, even from the Supreme Court. Last mont, Justice Alito observed, "a group...
  • Polygamy: Louisiana City Legalizes It & Polygamists Line Up (satire)

    03/15/2015 11:49:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 13, 2015 | Antonio J. Newell
    In a real-life Sister Wives polygamy event, a city in Louisiana says “yes to the dress.” Afterwards, several people line up to take multiple brides and grooms. It seems that DeQuincy, Louisiana, isn’t satisfied with the notion of monogamy. Polygamy is the word of the day, as several super-couples begin their lives together.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Louisiana’s aforementioned city sees no issue in the matter. Actually, Mayor Tom Downey has a profound statement, according to News Examiner. “There’s no gosh darn reason that if a man loves a woman, and another woman and another woman and maybe even another woman, they shouldn’t all...
  • Polyamorous Oakland family finds parenting easier with two moms and a dad

    03/12/2015 9:33:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 11, 2015 | Amy Graff
    An Oakland family has found what they think is the key to a happy household: three parents. Two women named Melinda and Dani Phoenix and the man they both consider their husband, Jonathan Stein, are in a polyamorous relationship and parenting two babies together under the same roof. Melinda and Dani began their relationship as a lesbian couple and became domestic partners in 2010. A year later, Jonathan joined them as the third partner and the three married last summer in a ceremony that is not legally recognized. Now they’re sharing their story to raise awareness about polyamorous families and...
  • The world's first THREE-WAY same-sex marriage

    03/06/2015 11:15:47 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2015 | COREY CHARLTON
    Three gay men from Thailand have tied the knot in what is thought to be the world's first three-way same-sex marriage. Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral. In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited and booted for the...
  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

    08/11/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 11 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions. As mainline Protestant denominations increasingly accept the ordination of gay clergy and publicly affirm same-sex unions, the sociologist in me wishes to understand what this development means for people in those denominations. I’m not talking about subtle linguistic shifts. While the difference between speaking of marriage as a “civil contract between a woman and a man” and as “a unique commitment between two people” is obvious to those who...
  • Is monogamy on the way out? Polyamorists believe their time has come.

    08/06/2014 7:16:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/06/2014 | By Damon Linker
    When the fight for gay marriage began to gain traction back in the early years of the last decade, social conservative critics usually went beyond denying that marriage could be redefined to include same-sex couples. Many of them argued that homosexuals were much less inclined than heterosexuals to valorize the ideal of monogamy. Allowing gays and lesbians to marry would therefore introduce a polyamorous option into the institution, and adultery would come to be viewed as an acceptable option for all marriages.A spate of recent articles explicitly making the case for polyamory would seem to vindicate those conservative predictions and...
  • The ‘Sister Wives’ Effect: Can the U.S. Rebrand Polygamy?

    07/27/2014 7:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Highbrow Magazine ^ | July 25, 2014 | Stephanie Stark
    Earlier this month, TLC brought back "Sister Wives," a reality show featuring the Utah-based polygamist Brown family of four wives and 17 children, for another season. Since last season, the Browns struck down a major piece of state legislation that may pave the way for the legalization of polygamy under the guise of “religious freedom.” In a nod to anti-gay marriage advocates who warned the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to other kinds of sexual freedoms, such as polygamy, the ruling is deemed a watershed moment for the rights of polygamist families— of which there is estimated to be...
  • Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

    07/21/2014 7:17:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2014 | Olga Kazan
    When I met Jonica Hunter, Sarah Taub, and Michael Rios on a typical weekday afternoon in their tidy duplex in Northern Virginia, a very small part of me worried they might try to convert me. All three live there together, but they aren’t roommates—they’re lovers. Or rather, Jonica and Michael are. And Sarah and Michael are. And so are Sarah and whomever she happens to bring home some weekends. And Michael and whomever he might be courting. They’re polyamorous.
  • Polygamy and Human Dignity

    06/29/2014 8:47:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | June 16, 2014 | Carson Holloway
    The normalization of polygamy would undermine our commitment to human dignity—our sense that each human being is to be valued as an end in him- or herself, and not merely as a means to others’ ends. Conservatives have long warned that the redefinition of marriage sought by the proponents of same-sex unions will prepare the way for a further redefinition of marriage to include polygamy. Some liberals have already done their part to fulfill this prophecy by assuming that the argument over same-sex marriage is over and by beginning to argue for a normalization of plural marriages. As I have...
  • Will Polygamy Be the Next Homosexuality?

    06/22/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | June 20, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As the battle for marriage equality rages on, a different, more obscure kind of sexual immorality is slowly rearing its ugly head: polygamy. Polygamy is defined as the "the custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time," a practice which directly violates the Biblical commandment instructing marriage to be between a single man and wife (1 Timothy 3:2, 12 and Titus 1:6). However, the secular media is increasingly attempting to normalize, and even glamorize this kind of perverted lifestyle. Showtime is airing an original series called Polyamory: Married & Dating, which follows two polyamorous families...
  • Auckland city council subsidizes event on ‘queer polyamory’ relationships

    06/07/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Michele Kaufman
    Residents in Auckland, New Zealand are questioning their council’s decision to subsidize a one-day conference exploring “queer polyamory” relationships. The Auckland Council, which serves New Zealand’s largest population, recently gave grants to various homosexual organizations, but it is the conference on polyamory that is causing a stir. Entitled “Poly Panel, Discussions around Queer Polyamory” is described on GayNZ as “a one day event exploring a framework of ethical, healthy polyamory relationships.” An advertisement for the event states: “Along with questioning heteronormativity, many LGBTI people question monogamous marriages and relationships.” According to the advertisement, the event aims to “break down some...
  • Polygamist Family Speaks About Sex: 'We're Not Perverted or Twisted'

    03/04/2014 4:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | March 3, 2014 | Sami K. Martin
    Brady Williams and his five wives are the stars of a new reality series on TLC. The six Williams family members decided to go public with their story in order to dispel myths about polygamy, including about sexual relations between Brady and his wives. "All of America is having sex," Brady told HuffPost Live. "It's no big deal to answer [questions]. We're not perverted, we're not twisted. We're normal – we're just normal times five." However, Dean Gregory Alan Thornbury of the school of theology at Union University in Tennessee has been quick to point out that polygamy, even within...
  • TLC Brings Back 'Progressive' Polygamist Series 'My Five Wives'

    01/31/2014 6:43:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | January 30, 2014 | Staff
    The A&E reality series Duck Dynasty nearly got derailed when one of its cast members echoed thoughts of many church goers regarding the gay lifestyle. Come March, TLC will bring polygamy back into its lineup, and it likely won't generate a fraction of the controversy that Phil Robertson's musings met. The one-hour special My Five Wives debuted last year on TLC, and now the network is offering nine new episodes of the polygamist clan. As TLC says in its press release concerning the show, "families come in all different shapes and sizes ..." The first new show will bow on...
  • Polygamy and the Left

    12/22/2013 6:18:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-22-13 | Trevor Thomas
    With the ruling of a federal judge last week that declared part of Utah's anti-polygamy law unconstitutional, the left finds itself torn. Of course, with their ever-wavering consciences that are willing to go along with whatever seems the latest fad that tests our moral boundaries (especially in the sexual realm), some liberals say that it is time that we take a closer look at plural marriage. After all, if consenting adults want to enter into such relationships, what is the problem? In other words, as I asked over five years ago, what's wrong with polygamy? However, some liberals took comfort...
  • POLYGAMY NOW, BESTIALITY NEXT AS WE SLIDE FASTER DOWN TO GOMMORAH

    12/19/2013 3:40:39 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Abyssum ^ | December 19, 2013
    3:25:11 AM Polygamy comes out of the closet Michael Cook | 17 Dec 2013 | 7 tags : polyamory, polygamy, same-sex marriageKody Brown ABOVE, center, poses with his wives, from left, Janelle, Christine, Meri, and Robyn.. Is Utah’s ban on polygamy unconstitutional? Last week a Federal Court judge ruled that it is, after Kody Brown and his four wives, the stars of the reality TV series Sister Wives, challenged it.. Judge Clark Waddoups, of United States District Court in Utah, struck down provisions of Utah’s bigamy law, which make “religious co-habitation” illegal. Kody Brown, who belongs to the Apostolic United...
  • POLYGAMY: IT’S COMING

    12/18/2013 7:09:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/18/2013 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    In Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, reversing its own then-recent holding in Bowers v. v. Hardwick, ruled that laws against homosexual sodomy are unconstitutional–even though the Constitution says nothing about sex, let alone sodomy–on the ground that the right of privacy (also never mentioned in the Constitution) protects all consensual, private sexual contact between adults. Lawrence immediately was seen as a milestone in the campaign for gay marriage. Some conservatives noted that the Court’s rationale would protect polygamy, too, but they were denounced as killjoys. Lawyers noticed, however. Soon after Lawrence, several lawsuits were commenced in federal...
  • It's time to reconsider polygamy

    12/17/2013 6:39:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | December 16, 2013 | Professor Mark Goldfeder
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Polygamy is back in the headlines. Last week, a federal judge in Utah struck down part of the state's anti-polygamy law as unconstitutional, although he kept the ban on possessing more than one marriage license at a time. Fans of the "Sister Wives" reality TV stars, who filed the suit, are rejoicing in the news. At the other end of the spectrum, TLC debuted its newest docuseries, "Breaking the Faith," which tells the dark story of women and children trying to escape from the practice. Another lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice alleges that polygamous clans are secretly...
  • Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?

    12/16/2013 5:16:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 16, 2013 | Justin Miller
    The Republican was once savaged for suggesting polygamy could become legal if the Supreme Court killed anti-sodomy laws. Now a judge has ruled against Utah’s anti-polygamy statute. A decade ago, Rick Santorum said polygamy, among other things, would be allowed if bans on sodomy were struck down by the Supreme Court. “Sometimes I hate it when what I predict comes true,” the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate tweeted Sunday after a federal judge decriminalized polygamy in Utah. Judge Clark Waddoups ruled late Friday that parts of the state’s law are unconstitutional, based on a Supreme Court ruling that...
  • Moral Mayhem Multiplied—Now, It’s Polygamy’s Turn

    12/16/2013 9:47:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    albertmohler.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    As most Americans were thinking thoughts of Christmas cheer, a federal judge in Utah dropped a bomb on the institution of marriage, striking down the most crucial sections of the Utah statute outlawing polygamy. Last Friday, Judge Clark Waddoups of the United States District Court in Utah ruled that Utah’s anti-polygamy law is unconstitutional, violating the free exercise clause of the First Amendment as well as the guarantee of due process.In one sense, the decision was almost inevitable, given the trajectory of both the culture and the federal courts. On the other hand, the sheer shock of the decision serves...
  • Federal judge rules key part of Utah bigamy law unconstitutional

    12/13/2013 11:27:18 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2013 | Jennifer Dobner
    A federal judge on Friday struck down a key portion of Utah's bigamy laws as unconstitutional, siding with a reality television star and his four wives. Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states. But Utah's law is unique in that a person can be guilty not just for having two legal marriage licenses, but also for cohabiting with another adult in a marriage-like relationship. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said in a 91-page ruling issued late on Friday that the second aspect is unconstitutionally broad because it bars consenting adults from living together and criminalizes their intimate sexual relationships. [Snip]...
  • It’s official. If Australia gets same-sex "marriage", polygamy is next.

    12/13/2013 6:20:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-13-13 | Michael Cook
    In fact, Australian law now recognises polygamous unions contracted in other jurisdictions for many purposes. “The social institution of marriage differs from country to country. It is not now possible (if it ever was) to confine attention to jurisdictions whose law of marriage provides only for unions between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. Marriage law is and must be recognised now to be more complex. Some jurisdictions outside Australia permit polygamy. Some jurisdictions outside Australia, in a variety of constitutional settings, now permit marriage between same sex couples. “These...
  • Just One More Thing . . .

    11/26/2013 9:58:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 10-31-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Note that it does not require a mandatory three, but rather a permissible three. Just as a polygamist at heart might voluntarily opt to limit himself to one spouse (for various reasons of his own), there is absolutely no reason in the logic of our relativistic and floundering marriage laws to require him to limit himself to one. Keep in mind also that this logic is obvious enough to those who have been pushing for homo marriage. They are foolish, not stupid. They have only denied it for practical political reasons — so as to not give us a legit...
  • Polyamory: When three isn't a crowd

    10/26/2013 6:44:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 77 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 10/26/13 | Emanuella Grinbe
    (CNN) -- Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52's "Love Shack." Next to the float, the girl's father, Billy Holder, handed out fliers to the Atlanta Pride Parade crowd. His wife, Melissa, carried a banner along with Jeremy Mullins, the couple's partner. "Polyamory: Having simultaneous close emotional relationships with two or more other individuals," read their purple-lettered banner, embellished with an infinity heart. ***** They've learned the need for discretion. They said a family member reported them to Georgia's Division of Family and Children...
  • Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents

    10/12/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT · by celmak · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/4/2013 | Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
  • Polygamy and Mormonism

    10/10/2013 3:15:56 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 70 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 10 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    In defiance of Deuteronomy 17:17, Matthew 19:4-6, and other Biblical passages, the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, endorsed the practice of polygamy. However, the largest Mormon church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), later outlawed the practice. This presents a problem for LDS theology. In verses 61-63 of Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants, Joseph Smith reveals a "revelation" about polygamy supposedly given to him by God. The verses teach that a man "cannot commit adultery" -- even if "he have ten virgins given unto him by this law" of polygamy -- as long as his...
  • Investigation Suggests 'Mulitple Partners' Coming Norm

    08/22/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-21-13 | Bob Unruh
    A British organization is suggesting that monogamy is out of date and “multiple partners’ is the coming norm, says a report from The Christian Institute. Now that many nations have abandoned the biblical concept of marriage being between one man and one woman, given formalized government support for same-sex duos in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States in recent days, BBC show host Jo Fidgen openly is questioning whether there still is room for sexual fidelity in a “society where choice is everything.” Several prominent individuals in those nations have warned lately that society’s fast adoption of...
  • The Slippery Slope to Polygamy and Incest

    07/15/2013 9:02:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    American Prospect ^ | 7-15-13 | Kent Greenfield
    Opponents of same-sex marriage have long argued that allowing such unions will lead to marriages among more than two people and between adults who are related. They're right.
  • Polygamists Celebrate Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling: "Nuclear family not the majority anymore"

    06/30/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 26, 2013 | McKay Coppins
    The Supreme Court’s rulings in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday were greeted with excitement by polygamists across the country, who viewed the gay rights victory as a crucial step toward the country’s inevitable acceptance of plural marriage. Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the court’s decision as a sign that society’s stringent attachment to traditional “family values” is evolving. “I was very glad… The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore,” said Wilde. “Now...
  • Hey Remember When Polygamy Had Nothing to do with Gay Marriage? Yeah Well...

    06/28/2013 7:16:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | June 27, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    Traditional marriage advocates have long argued that once you establish that marriage is simply a contract between consenting adults, polygamy is a necessary logical outgrowth. And every time we attempted to raise this point, others explained to us to shutup. Well, it seems that shutup time is done as polygamists are celebrating The Supreme Court's decision as well. Buzzfeed reports:The Supreme Court’s rulings in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday were greeted with excitement by polygamists across the country, who viewed the gay rights victory as a crucial step toward the country’s inevitable acceptance of plural marriage. Anne Wilde, a vocal...
  • Polygamy Advocate: Gay Marriage Blazing Trail for Us

    06/25/2013 10:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 25, 2013 | Lauren Enk
    Looks like there is a slippery slope after all and gay marriage really could lead to polygamy. According to U.S. News and World Report, polyamory advocate Anita Wagner Illig said that gay marriage is setting the standard to make polygamy and polyamory legal. “We polyamorists are grateful to our [LGBT] brothers and sisters for blazing the marriage equality trail,” said Illig, who is the head of polyamory advocacy group called Practical Polyamory. Anticipating the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage this week, US New’s reporter Steven Nelson interviewed Illig to see how polyamorists and polygamists feel about the possibility of...
  • (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...
  • Definition Of Marriage; What Can We Learn From Islam?

    04/08/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2013 | Nonie Darwish
    Before America embarks on changing the concept of marriage, I hope they will at least agree on examining cultures that do not define marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman. In their eagerness to achieve their goals, the pro gay marriage enthusiasts are marching towards what they perceive as progress and modernity while ignoring lessons from other cultures, history, basic human nature and the horrific and negative unintended consequences of redefining "marriage". Islam's definition of marriage is one man and up to four women where loyalty in the marriage is required only from the woman towards the...
  • “Polygamy would have to be permitted”

    03/31/2013 5:09:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 31, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Also, “it’s just bad faith to forbid the brother and sister on these putative health grounds” The words in the title and subtitle were spoken by one of the leading thinkers and advocates in favor of gay marriage, University of Chicago Professor Martha Nussbaum, in a speech she gave at Cornell Law School in 2009 (video and discussion below). I was reminded of those words after Dr. Benjamin Carson created a stir when, during a television interview, he made the following comment (emphasis added). Marriage is between a man and a woman. It is a well-established fundamental pillar of society,...
  • Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage [Book lists almost 500 Lds in post-manifesto unions]

    03/27/2013 4:42:02 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    BYU Studies ^ | 1993 (review date) | Author: B. Carmon Hardy Reviewer: Lowell C. Bennion
    Author: B. Carmon HardyReviewer: Lowell C. BennionCategories: History of the Church, Pioneer PeriodJournal: 33:2In recent years, studies of Mormon plural marriage have multiplied almost as rapidly as polygamous families did more than a century ago. With this book, Cartoon Hardy, who teaches American history at California State University in Fullerton, has made a major contribution to our understanding of the solemn covenant of plurality. His study, The Mormon Polygamous Passage (1831–1911), began with his 1963 dissertation on "The Mormon Colonies of Northern Mexico," and he has steadily expanded that research ever since. Solemn Covenant, Hardy's first book, serves as a...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor: If Gay Marriage Is Legal, What About Polygamy?

    03/27/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 203 replies
    http://politics.gather.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | by Renee Nal
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor was questioning former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson, a pro-gay marriage Republican. She brought up a very interesting question during the exchange: If gay marriage is legal, what about polygamy? Sotomayor asked, "If you say that marriage is a fundamental right, what state restrictions could ever exist?" before referencing "polygamy and incest among adults," as reported by Matt Canham of the Salt Lake Tribune. The argument is an illustration of a broader issue about the culture of American society. To agree that gay marriage is indeed protected by the "equal protection" clause in the Constitution, wouldn't the...
  • Why Draw the Line at Couples?

    03/26/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Art in Windsor, Connecticut, as we go back to the phones. Hello, sir. CALLER: Rush, how you doing? RUSH: I'm fine, sir. Thank you. CALLER: Look, I just think, you know, there used to be laws that said black people can't marry white people. I don't think this is any different. I mean, if you're gay and you want to marry somebody who's gay, marry somebody who's gay. That's your business. What is the business of the state government or the federal government telling me who I can and can't marry? RUSH: You are serious with...
  • Many Unitarians would prefer that their polyamory activists keep quiet

    03/24/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/2013 | Lisa Miller
    The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go. Theirs is the religion of last resort for the intermarried, the ambivalent, the folks who want a faith community without too many rules. It is perhaps no surprise that the Unitarian Universalist Association is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the country, ballooning 15 percent over the past decade, when other established churches were shrinking. Politically progressive to its core, it draws from the pool of people who might otherwise be “nones” – unaffiliated with any church at all. But within the ranks...
  • Holland Discusses 'Group Marriage' as Next Step

    03/21/2013 2:06:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Charisma News ^ | March 20, 2013
    Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician, was behind the gay marriage campaign in Holland (Sebastiaan ter Burg / Flickr) The politician who masterminded the gay marriage campaign in Holland says that “group marriage” is now being discussed in the country.Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician, gave a video interview about how he successfully introduced gay marriage. He said, “There is now a discussion in the Netherlands that sometimes people want to marry with three people and maybe even more.“But that’s the beginning of something completely new and that will take a lot of years I guess.”Dittrich was speaking to a French...
  • Group marriage is next, admits Dutch ‘father’ of gay ‘marriage’

    03/13/2013 5:51:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LSN ^ | Hilary White
    ROME, March 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Boris Dittrich, the homosexual activist called the “father” of the political movement in favor of Dutch gay “marriage”, has admitted that group marriages of three or more people, is the next, inevitable logical step in the dismantling of the western world’s traditional marriage laws. In a video interview with Yagg, the French online homosexual magazine, Dittrich, a former Dutch MP and homosexualist activist working for Human Rights Watch, related the carefully laid-out plan that established first public acceptance legal civil partnerships, which in turn led inevitably to changing the definition of marriage. The redefinition...
  • Polygamous family lobbies the legislature for decriminalization

    03/07/2013 6:09:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    KSTU-TV ^ | February 20, 2013 | Ben Winslow
    SALT LAKE CITY — Joe Darger and his wife, Vicki, walked through the Capitol shaking hands with lawmakers like any other citizen lobbyist. What exactly they’re asking their lawmakers to do is a little more unique: decriminalize polygamy. “The way we are persecuting a particular religious group of people is wrong,” Joe Darger said. “It’s morally wrong, it’s ethically wrong, and we need to look at it. It hasn’t worked for 150 years and we need to change it.” Darger, a polygamist with three wives, Vicki, Valerie and Alina, is hoping to get lawmakers to start considering the idea of...
  • Gay ‘marriage’ will never, ever, ever lead to polygamy (unless it does)

    03/07/2013 5:09:54 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6Mar13 | Michael Cook
    Australian activists for same-sex marriage have always insisted, that it will not lead to polygamy or polyamory. Never, ever, ever. Gay marriage is just like traditional marriage, except for the sex of the spouse. Activist Rodney Croome wrote last year that “studies show most LGBTI people want to be part of a two-person marriage, while partners in polyamorist relationships (most of which begin as heterosexual unions) say they don’t want their relationships recognised as marriages.” Former Greens leader Bob Brown described a push for polyamory as “nonsense”. This is a crucial point for supporters. If they were to concede that...
  • AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation

    02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by Salman · 80 replies
    TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy
    <p>The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.</p>