Friday, October 16, 2015

Plural Marriage Now: 3 Gay Men 'Marry' — Polyamory

Marriage in America will soon mean anything (and thus nothing), just as several justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrote in their dissents of the June "gay marriage" decree.

The all-too-common news includes a homosexual couple who divorced so that they could jointly marry a third man; they have plans to produce three children.

The courts are ready, and the litigants are lined up.

“If we would have been having this conversation 10 years ago, I’d be a lot more nervous about having it at all.  But today, it feels like the tide is shifting toward accepting people for who and what they are. I may be grossly naïve but that seems to be where they’re going.”
-- Jason (in a polyamorous union)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

'Husband' Impregnates Both 'Married' Lesbian Wives

Polygamy License Legitimacy Considered in Montana

Activist Judges Say Scalia Right on 'Gay Marriage'

'Gay Marriage' Enables Polygamy Court Challenge

Polygamy Too: Federal Court Ruling for 'Gay Marriage' = Anarchy

Also read Hollywood Mainstreams Polygamy in TV Series

-- From "The Story of 3 Men Starting a Family Could Be Coming to the United States Soon" by Chris Martin, Independent Journal 10/15/15

Canadians Adam Grant and Shayne Curran were married in 2011. But last year, they got divorced – as a sign of their love for Sebastian Tran.

The pair then met Tran at a nightclub in September of 2012 and struck up a conversation. They hit it off so well, that the three spent the entire evening at home together.

Two months later, the trio moved in together in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Will “polyamorous relationships” someday become legal in America? This summer’s decision legalizing gay marriage leaves that possibility open. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Meet the three men in a polyamorous relationship planning to start a family with their sisters' help" posted at UK Mirror 10/16/15

The threesome, who all work in the medical profession, hope to conceive three children together with the help of Shayne's sister as a surrogate - whilst Seb's sister will donate her eggs.

The trio have been living together for over three years now and are happier than ever.

And they hope to marry in the not too distant future.

The trio hope to show that polyamory is a perfectly acceptable choice of life and love.

The threesome insist their relationship is like any normal couple's . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Louisville has growing polyamory community" by Janica Kaneshiro, Louisville Courier-Journal 8/7/15

It is difficult to determine the actual number of people in such relationships because of a lack of research, but they are becoming more visible because of the Internet and social media, according to psychologist Meg Manthos, whose clientele is about 30 percent poly groups.

And according to a national study from June 2015, about 4 percent of the U.S. population admits to being in an open relationship, which amounts to about 12.8 million people, or roughly three times the population of Kentucky.

Elisabeth Sheff, author of the book “The Polyamorists Next Door,” said the key to making polyamory work is communication.

She wrote in a Psychology Today story that polyamorous people “put a lot of emphasis on communication as a way to build intimacy, explore boundaries, negotiate agreements, and share feelings.”

To read the entire article above (including myriad sordid details), CLICK HERE.

From "Polyamorous relationships redefine commitment, love" by Rachel Hartwick, The Post (Athens, OH) 9/8/15

[Jasper Wirtshafter] started dating a man who brought up the idea of polyamory first. Wirtshafter began dating polyamorously throughout college, and after attending Beyond the Love, a polyamory convention in Columbus in November 2013, he was inspired to start a chapter — Athens Poly.

Although many of the people that come to Athens Poly events also identify as LGBT, Wirtshafter said the majority of the people at Beyond the Love were couples or triples, middle-aged, and mostly heterosexual.

One of the biggest misconceptions about polyamory is that it’s an excuse to be unfaithful or have an affair, Delfin Bautista, director of the LGBT Center, said. Sarah Jenkins, program coordinator for the Women’s Center, said . . . Polyamory focuses more on equality, rather than control, in the multiple relationships . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Teen Girl to Marry Father in New Jersey — Incest OK

And read Pedophiles Win in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals