Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why Can't We Go On as Three?

From Stacy McCain, the next frontier in marriage

Far Down the Slippery Slope: Lesbian Polygamy Emerges in Massachusetts
Left to right: Doll, Brynn and Kitten Young.

If two women can marry, why not three?
The world’s only ‘married’ lesbian threesome are expecting their first child.
Doll, Kitten and Brynn, from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony last August and are expecting a daughter in July.
Kitten, 27, is pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment using an anonymous sperm donor, and the trio eventually plan to have three children — one for each of them.
The plan at the moment is that Kitten will bear all the children — possibly using her wives’ eggs and donated sperm — but they are open to other options, such as adoption.
Brynn, 34, says: ‘The hope is to have three kids altogether. We always joke that the children should never outnumber the parents.’
Doll, Kitten and Brynn Young married in a ceremony in August 2013, when each of their fathers walked them down the aisle. All three women wore white wedding gowns and exchanged rings.
The so-called ‘throuple’ worked with a specialist family lawyer who drew up the paperwork and drafted the ceremony so that all three of them were obligated and bound to each other .
While Brynn and Kitten are legally married, Doll is handfasted to both so the threesome are as equally married to each other as legally possible.
In other words, this three-way lesbian marriage is not legally recognized by state or federal law — yet. But it would be interesting to see any advocate of gay marriage make a legal argument against polygamous marriage. By the way, “handfasting” is a neo-pagan marriage ceremony, common among devotees of Wicca. (Once upon a time, witches were hanged in Massachusetts.) This story about Brynn, Doll and Kitten is so weird, I’m tempted to dismiss it as a publicity stunt or, perhaps, a desperate bid for a reality TV series contract, but who can doubt how far this fanatical devotion to Equality and Progress has gone?
Gay marriage isn't one of my great fears.  My own state, Maryland legalized it the right way, with a legislative act passed by the legislature, and a referendum approved by 52.4% of the voters.

 I think that society instituted marriage as a way to subsidize stable relationships that enable the raising of the next generation of tax payers, much the way society now seems to find it advantageous to give outrageous subsidies to wind power, the so called energy of the future.  These women are raising children, so they fill that need. I do find it interesting that they have a designated child bearer.  Even among supposed same sexes, the differentiation of sex roles arises.

The stable is another question.  The fact is that lesbian couples (in Sweden)  have about three times the divorce rate of comparable two sex couples.  Why?  Well, women institute the majority of divorces. Two women, twice the rate.  Three women? I guess we'll find out eventually. Kids have survived divorce before.

After the Supreme Court eventually gets around to fully mandating that states allow gay marriage, there are no arguments left to oppose polygamy, which has a much longer societal track record (not particularly good, for the most part) than gay marriage ever had. The only trick is how they manage to allow it to ex-hippies yuppies and Muslims while forbidding it to Mormons.

Nothing new here. Move along.

Wombat-socho is either a week behind or on time with this weeks massive two weeks worth "Rule 5 Sunday: The Portland Double-Dip Edition."

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