Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Husband' Impregnates Both 'Married' Lesbian Wives

A pair of lesbians and their common male lover of Oakland, California who were "married" as a "poly fidelitous triad" last summer say that society needs to accept their definition of family because “in all honesty we think having two moms and one dad is the perfect way to raise a child, in a home full of love,” said Melinda Phoenix—lesbian, mother, and wife (of both a woman and a man).
“Even sex is great as if one person is not feeling up for it, then there are two other people to choose from.”

Of course, having three parents in one bedroom does present some unique challenges. “We just need a bigger bed,” Dani [Phoenix] said. “We are all co-sleeping with the babies as well and at the moment the only way Jonathan [Stein] fits is if he lays horizontally at the bottom of the bed.”
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

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Polygamy Too: Federal Court Ruling for 'Gay Marriage'

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-- From "Two Moms, One Dad: Parenting In a Polyamorous Family" by Rachel Bertsche, Writer, Yahoo! News 3/12/15

Melinda and Dani Phoenix became domestic partners in a 2010 California commitment ceremony, before gay marriage was legal in the state. A year later, the pair fell in love with a man, Jonathan Stein, and added him to their union in an unofficial marriage ceremony in 2014. Now Melinda and Dani are a polyamorous couple — both wives consider Jonathan their husband — and all three are in a romantic relationship.

Recently, the Oakland trio got two new additions to their family. In September 2014, Melinda gave birth to a son, Oliver, and one month later, Dani had a daughter, Ella Lynn; Jonathan is the father of each. “We just made sure we timed things correctly and prayed our wishes would come true,” Melinda said. “I found out I was pregnant on January 14th … and two weeks later we all let out a scream of pure delight when we found out Dani was expecting, too. It was just so special experiencing pregnancy with the woman I love going through it at the same time.”

Today, all three consider themselves parents to both Ella Lynn and Oliver.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "'We breastfeed each other's babies!' Polyamorous man's two wives give birth within 30 days of one another - and all three insist they couldn't be happier" by Georgina Bisval, UK Daily Mail 3/10/15

Jonathan, Dani, and Melinda are a polyamorous family, which means that they all believe in having more than one partner.

The trio and their two children all live under the same roof, with all three parents sharing every aspect of parenthood, from nighttime feeds to diaper changes.

'It might seem strange to a lot of people, but to us it makes perfect sense,' Melinda, 28, who runs her own healing company, East-West Collaborative Health, told Daily Mail Online. 'We all love each other and it was our dream to fall pregnant at the same time.'

Until Dani met Melinda in 2008, Melinda had only been in monogamous relationships with men, while Dani had enjoyed relationships with both men and women.

'When Melinda first told me she was missing a man in her life I thought "Why aren't I enough?"' Dani confessed. 'But the more we spoke about it, the more I realized there could be huge advantages to having three of us in our marriage.

'The hard part was finding a man we could both fall in love with.'

Miraculously the girls didn't have to wait too long for their dream husband to come along.

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From "Polyamorous Oakland family finds parenting easier with two moms and a dad" by Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/15

. . . they’re sharing their story to raise awareness about polyamorous families and hope that some day these arrangements can be widely accepted and legally recognized. With children entering their picture, they feel gaining support from the community is more important than ever.

Polyamory is a term used to define people who love multiple partners at the same time. A polyamorous relationship can range from a married person with multiple love interests to an informal group marriage. Some engage in group sex while others have one-on-one sexual relationships with multiple partners.

Polygamy falls under the polyamory umbrella and refers to a structure with one man who dominates over two or more wives. In a polygamous relationship the wives don’t have an intimate relationship. The Stein-Phoenix clan is different because Melinda and Dani are romantically involved and all three partners are viewed as equals.

A 2009 Newsweek article reported that more than a half-million people prefer a more populous relationship over the traditional two-person one, but some researchers say the numbers could be much higher due to underreporting.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 1 Mom, 2 Dads & Baby: ABC News Promotes Polyamory