Push To Legalize Polygamy Uses Same Arguments As Push For Same-Sex Marriage

Feb 17, 2020 by

by Katy Faust and Stacy Manning, The Federalist: The ‘love is love’ strategy was so successful for the gay marriage lobby, why should polygamists reinvent the wheel? “I just came out openly to friends.” “Love is love” and we deserve “equal protection under the law.” We are “not harming anybody.” “The world would be a better place if everybody was more open.” “I am proud of who I am” but I am “rejected by society.” “It’s unhealthy to force people into a choice that might not fit them,”...

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HGTV Features Its First-Ever Throuple on House Hunters: ‘Representation Matters’

Feb 14, 2020 by

by Gabrielle Chung, People.com: With 17 seasons under its belt, House Hunters made HGTV history on Wednesday when it featured its first throuple — three people in a polyamorous romantic relationship — on one of its episodes. Titled “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs,” the episode followed Brian, Lori and Geli on a quest to find their dream house in Colorado. The trio wanted to find a new home that will accommodate their unique dynamic as well as provide space for Brian and Lori’s two...

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Polyamory is just a sly way to make cheating seem virtuous

Jan 9, 2020 by

by Zoe Strimpel, UnHerd: A mixture of masochism and sociological interest leads me to listen to American sex advice columnist Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, on my long-ish morning walks over Hampstead Heath. Call after call, Americans with baroquely complex sex lives ring in describing quandaries arising from a labyrinthine set of negotiations known as ‘ethical polymory’  – having multiple partners at once, who know about each other. A woman, 33, married to her husband for eight years with...

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No, Human Beings Aren’t Happier When We Ditch Monogamy For Polyamory

Nov 15, 2019 by

by Elizabeth Pardi, The Federalist: In an attempt to shed light on just how normal polyamory can be, CBS recently released a mini documentary titled “Speaking Frankly: Non-monogamy.” It features people involved in various types of non-monogamous relationships as well as experts in favor of this lifestyle, including an anthropologist and sexuality professor. This effort to normalize non-monogamy is nothing new. Earlier this year, Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” interviewed evolutionary...

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Is There a Battle of the Sexes in “Consensual” Non-Monogamy?

Nov 4, 2019 by

By Heather Smith and Alan J. Hawkins, Public Discourse: The data suggest that we should be more skeptical about the term “consensual” in consensual non-monogamy, the umbrella term for various kinds of sexually open relationships. Perhaps we need to challenge the idea that these kinds of relationships lead to greater gender equality rather than less. A couple months ago, a friend (of Heather’s) posted on Facebook: “With June being pride month and everything, I decided that I wanted to update...

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With The Left, There Is Always A Farther

Oct 29, 2019 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: The Law of Merited Impossibility: It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it. Waaaaay back in 2012, at the dawn of time, Salon.com published a piece with the following headline: Excerpts: Won’t legitimizing same-sex marriage lead to legitimizing polyamorous relationships too? If two men can marry one another, why not one man and two women?  This argument is a favorite of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, the so-called Christian...

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