Thursday, May 07, 2009

Polyamorism watch

As states in the north-east strikes up one legislative victory after another in the arena of gay rights, the next ones in line may be polyamorists - or threesome marriage partners demanding their rights... 

Less than 18 months ago, Sasha Lessin and Janet Kira Lessin gathered before their friends near their home in Maui, and proclaimed their love for one another. Nothing unusual about that—Sasha, 68, and Janet, 55—were legally married in 2000. Rather, this public commitment ceremony was designed to also bind them to Shivaya, their new 60-something "husband."
... Unlike open marriages and the swinger days of the 1960s and 1970s, these unions are not about sex with multiple outside partners. Nor are they relationships where one person is involved with two others, who are not involved with each other. That's closer to bigamy. Instead, triads—"triangular triads," to use precise polyamorous jargon—demand that all three parties have full relationships, including sexual, with each other.
Heinz Pinggera, The Harem, oil on canvas, 29" X 39"

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