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Why canít three get married?
Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook

Posted on 03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT by wagglebee

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 the SBS current affairs program Insight last week, they announced that they wanted to become pregnant at the same time, even if one or the other had to use IVF. "[We] just have to be pregnant at the same time," one said. "Yeah, we just want to be the same in everything," the other chimed in.

Relationships with separate boyfriends had always failed, they said, "because we're with each other 24/7, every single day, every minute of our life together". So Ben treats them equally and they form a happy family.

So the question is: if the Australian Marriage Act is amended to allow homosexuals to marry, why can’t Anna, Lucy and Ben have their sincere love and tested commitment for each other recognised? It seems outrageously unfair to leave them unhitched and unhappy. After all, unless their polyamorous love is recognised by the majesty of the law, they will always be regarded as a freak show.

To a certain extent, still untested in the courts, they already are a de facto thruple. They have been living in a “marriage-like relationship” for more than two years, which is the condition for constituting a de facto couple in Western Australia. Ordinarily, a third woman (or man) in such a relationship would enter it later and the law would probably insist that only the original pair possesses the rights arising from a de facto relationship.

But because the Decinque twins have insisted on doing everything together, their relationships with Ben began simultaneously. It seems unfair that only one of them can have access to property, government benefits or care of children in the event of death or a relationship breakdown. Surely authentic equality means giving even this peculiar ménage a trois an opportunity to get married.

The bigwigs of the marriage equality movement in Australia say that they are absolutely -- cross their hearts and hope to die -- opposed to everything poly except Polynesia. But isn't it time that they woke up to the reality of diverse family structures in Australia today? Surley the lived experience of Anna, Lucy and Ben suggests that society needs to move beyond the antiquated dyadic hegemony they are promoting in their campaign for same-sex marriage.

A grotesque prospect? I agree. But that is the inexorable logic of the push for same-sex marriage. If all love is equal, why not polyamory?


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barfalert; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homofascism; homosexualagenda; islam; lavendermafia; moralabsolutes; polyamory; polyandry; polygamy; polygyny; rop; sexslavery; slipperyslope; ssm
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But that is the inexorable logic of the push for same-sex marriage. If all love is equal, why not polyamory?

A question that the left REFUSES to address.

1 posted on 03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 03/21/2016 8:26:08 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

The hardcore left already supports polyamory. They will dumb down the masses and get them to support it in due time.


3 posted on 03/21/2016 8:29:15 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Liberal tolerance only extends to people they agree with.)
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To: wagglebee

There’s a couple in Utah I believe already doing this. They have a reality TV show.


4 posted on 03/21/2016 8:30:19 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: wagglebee

Coming soon to a state near you.


5 posted on 03/21/2016 8:30:21 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Prayer for Victory is the ONLY way to support the troops!)
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To: wagglebee

Why not, four...five......I mean is it really that much more sillier than allowing two members of the same sex to marry?


6 posted on 03/21/2016 8:31:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wagglebee

Yup. and “some” fag loving freepers got into a yelling match when I was one of the originals who was totally against fag marriage. They keep moving the goal line and see what happens..


7 posted on 03/21/2016 8:32:13 AM PDT by max americana (fired every liberal in our company at every election cycle..and laughed at their faces (true story))
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To: dfwgator

don’t forget the pet great dane


8 posted on 03/21/2016 8:32:35 AM PDT by ken5050 (Trump: "I'm no conservative, but I sure can play one on TV")
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To: wagglebee

I added the “barf alert”.


9 posted on 03/21/2016 8:32:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
You do realize that the author totally opposes this right?
10 posted on 03/21/2016 8:34:04 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Lazamataz

ping


11 posted on 03/21/2016 8:34:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The Democrats are going into full Alinsky mode against Trump.)
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To: wagglebee

"Well, things turned out all right in the end, but you musn't ask how 'cos it's naughty. They're all married and living quite well in a council estate near Dulwich."

12 posted on 03/21/2016 8:36:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wagglebee

be careful what you ask (for)


13 posted on 03/21/2016 8:36:14 AM PDT by bigbob ("Victorious warriors win first and then go to war" Sun Tzu.)
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To: xzins

There are poly groups active in every single state in America. Feel free to Google it and see for yourself.


14 posted on 03/21/2016 8:36:19 AM PDT by MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)
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To: wagglebee

Just move to Islamostan.


15 posted on 03/21/2016 8:36:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Noah: 'When the animals began to pair up by specie and stand in line, I really took notice.')
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To: wagglebee

Yes. He said that it was grotesque.


16 posted on 03/21/2016 8:38:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

Well, who could have seen that coming?


17 posted on 03/21/2016 8:38:33 AM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: wagglebee

Are they really identical twins or do they just identify as such?

The reason I ask is why did they need to spend so much money on surgery to look alike?


18 posted on 03/21/2016 8:38:55 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: ken5050
"don’t forget the pet great dane"


19 posted on 03/21/2016 8:39:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Noah: 'When the animals began to pair up by specie and stand in line, I really took notice.')
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To: Kenny500c
Go to the link, they're identical twins, the surgeries have made them indistinguishable.
20 posted on 03/21/2016 8:41:07 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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