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  • Rethinking monogamy today

    04/13/2017 8:11:02 AM PDT · by walford · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2017 | Ian Kerner
    "Most people enter their first relationships with the traditional idea of sexual exclusivity. It's just the way we're socialized in our culture." For some couples, non-exclusivity might take the form of attending "play parties" together and swapping partners, watching other couples have sex, dating other people or even entering into polyamorous relationships with multiple partners. Determine what's OK and what's not.
  • 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...