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  • NY Judge Rules Polygamy On Same Level as Couple Relationships

    10/03/2022 8:54:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/03/2022 | Daniel Greenfield
    Come on, you didn’t really think there were any lines?The whole point is to eliminate marriage and the family. The shoes will go on dropping until there’s nothing left. Nothing but the Left. Because that is the whole point of the exercise.The case is W. 49th St., LLC v. O’Neill. It’s the usual mess of New York City’s absurd tenant protections with an alternative lifestyle twist.The decision is yesterday’s West 49th St., LLC v. O’Neill, decided by New York Civil Court Judge Karen May Bacdayan. Scott Anderson and Markyus O’Neill lived together in an apartment; Anderson was on the lease,...
  • New York Judge Questions Legal Basis for Limiting Marriage to Two People

    10/01/2022 6:26:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/27/22 | Calvin Freiburger
    NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) — In the latest vindication of conservative concerns about the legal precedent set by forced recognition of same-sex “marriage,” a New York judge ruled that polyamorous relationships are entitled to the same legal protections as two-person unions. As highlighted by Reason, on September 23 New York Civil Court Judge Karen May Bacdayan handed down her decision in West 49th St., LLC v. O’Neill, which concerned roommates Markyus O’Neill, Scott Anderson, and Anderson’s “husband” Robert Romano. When Anderson died, the apartment company forbade O’Neill from renewing his lease because his name was not on it, and they did...
  • 8,000 Years Ago, 17 Women Reproduced for Every One Man

    12/20/2021 3:19:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 96 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | March 17, 2015, updated June 14, 2017 | Francie Diep
    An analysis of modern DNA uncovers a rough dating scene after the advent of agriculture.Once upon a time, 4,000 to 8,000 years after humanity invented agriculture, something very strange happened to human reproduction. Across the globe, for every 17 women who were reproducing, passing on genes that are still around today—only one man did the same...Another member of the research team, a biological anthropologist, hypothesizes that somehow, only a few men accumulated lots of wealth and power, leaving nothing for others. These men could then pass their wealth on to their sons, perpetuating this pattern of elitist reproductive success. Then,...
  • Does God Endorse Polygamy? Why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?

    05/13/2021 8:33:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | Alan Shlemon
    Is God pro-polygamy? Let’s talk about that.If God is opposed to polygamy, then why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?Now, I do believe God is opposed to polygamy. In fact, in Genesis 2:24, God’s creation account indicates that God intended for one man to marry one woman, and become one flesh for one lifetime. In fact, Jesus even quotes that definition in Matthew 19 and upholds it as valid. And in fact, then He adds his own commentary by claiming that monogamous marriage is a God-ordained institution.But now, if you read the Old Testament, you’ll see...
  • New King of the Zulus is whisked away from his public unveiling in chaotic scenes in South Africa as row rumbles on over who is true heir after previous king died and left behind 28 children by several wives

    05/09/2021 4:03:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2021 | Chris Jewers
    South Africa's new King of the Zulus's opublic unveiling ended in chaos as he was whisked away by bodyguards as questions continue over whether he is the rightful heir to the throne. The controversy over the next king, a largely ceremonial role but one with great significance for South Africa and its 12 million Zulu people, has arisen after the death in March of King Goodwill Zwelithini, who had reigned since 1968. Zwelithini apparently named one of his six wives, Queen Mantfombi Shiyiwe Dlamini Zulu, as the 'regent of the Zulu kingdom' in his will.
  • Massachusetts City Council Recognizes Polyamorous Domestic Partnerships

    04/05/2021 6:45:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 3/26/21 | Howard Friedman
    On March 8, Cambridge, Massachusetts City Council adopted amendments to the city's Domestic Partnership Ordinance allowing polyamorous domestic partnership. The ordinance now provides that "Domestic partnership" means the entity formed by two or more persons who meet the following criteria and jointly file a registration statement proclaiming that: 1. They are in a relationship of mutual support, caring and commitment and intend to remain in such a relationship; ... 5. They consider themselves to be a family.
  • Seeking Sister Wife: Dannielle Cries as She Divorces Garrick — Allowing Him to Marry Sister Wife

    03/26/2021 6:26:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    People ^ | March 25, 2021 | Staff
    Garrick and Dannielle Merrifield are making the ultimate sacrifice to become a plural family. In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Monday's episode of Seeking Sister Wife, the couple goes before a judge to have their divorce finalized, which will allow their Brazilian sister wife, Roberta, 33, to legally marry Garrick and join them in the United States. "We're about to go in the courthouse in a few minutes and go before the judge to get our divorce finalized and get that piece of paper that we can send to the immigration attorney to finalize everything for bringing [Roberta] here with...
  • First polyamorous throuple to appear on House Hunters say they struggled with trolls after the episode aired - as they open up about what it was like to share their relationship so publicly

    02/24/2021 3:02:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2021 | Carly Stern
    A polyamorous throuple who appeared in a 2020 episode of HGTV's House Hunters is reflecting on how their very public coming out affected their lives. In February of last year, Brian, 47, Lori, 42, and Angelica 'Geli,' 28, became the first throuple ever to be featured on HGTV when they appeared in the episode 'Three's Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs,' wherein they search for their dream home in Colorado. The throuple, who are raising two children together, now tell GQ that apart from the usual internet trolls, most people have been kind and accepting of their unconventional relationship —...
  • Married police chief exposed on city’s Facebook for having two mistresses

    01/28/2021 11:17:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 28, 2021 | Ben Cost
    A married Texas police chief and father of four has been placed under social media arrest by his girlfriend for allegedly leading a “double/triple life” with at least two mistresses. The scorned woman aired his dirty laundry in a Facebook post with over 37,000 shares. The scandal came to light after Jason Collier, 41, chief of the Stinnett Police Department, uploaded a since-deleted Facebook post commemorating his anniversary with his wife Opal, the Heavy reported. Things went south for him after one of Collier’s girlfriends, Cecily Steinmetz — who likely saw the adoring post — exposed his triple-infidelity in the...
  • Pick a wife’s name out of a hat: Fatwa on Kuwaiti polygamist households under COVID-19 curfew What’s it really like to live in a polygamist family during coronavirus lockdown?

    01/26/2021 9:31:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Samir Salama
    Men in plural marriage are now confused as they go about their life under curfew and decide with which wife they will spend this period. Though it makes sense that a husband under curfew may opt for living with the one he loves most, there is a religious duty that he must achieve justice among his wives. No strain After all, they should try to make sure that their time is divided equally to avoid jealousy among their wives, so that COVI-19 will not strain their relationship. With Kuwait enforcing a total curfew running until May 30, Al Rai newspaper...
  • The Rise of the 3-Parent Family

    09/25/2020 5:08:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 24, 2020 | Angela Chen
    David Jay is the oldest of 12 cousins on one side of his family and the third-oldest of 24 cousins on the other. As a kid, family to Jay meant having a lot of people around, a feeling of community, and crucially, a sense of permanence, that these people would always be in his life. Later, as an adult living in collective housing, he could access the feeling of family with those around him, but the permanence was gone. His roommates started finding romantic partners, having children, and dispersing. Jay had always wanted his own family with kids—and had known,...
  • Massachusetts Town Legalizes Polygamy Using Same Arguments For Gay Marriage

    07/21/2020 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 21, 2020 | Katy Faust and Stacy Manning
    Every argument supporting gay marriage—‘Love is love,’ ‘we deserve equal protection under the law,’ and ‘we’re not harming anybody’—also supports group marriage. The Massachusetts town of Somerville has become the first in the nation to legalize polyamorous relationships. It’s evidence of the slippery slope social conservatives warned would follow legalizing gay marriage.Polygamy was the obvious evolution of redefining marriage. After all, every argument supporting gay marriage—“Love is love,” “we deserve equal protection under the law,” and “we’re not harming anybody”—also supports group marriage.Somerville’s legal recognition of polyamory came about on June 25 while the city council was changing its domestic...
  • Anti-Slavery Party formed (Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage)

    07/07/2020 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 7, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Calls to ban statues, flags and images of groups that were involved in slavery would have to include the Democrat Party's Donkey and Islam's Crescent, as both of these institutions were involved in the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in colonial times, approximately 350,000 African slaves were brought to America. This number grew to nearly 4 million slaves prior to the Civil War. Slaves were purchased at sharia Muslim slave markets. Sharia Islam defended the right to own slaves, as its founder, Mohammed, owned slaves. Beginning in 622 AD, the next 1,400 years saw an estimated 180 million Africans enslaved in...
  • A Massachusetts City Decides to Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

    07/02/2020 10:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 1, 2020 | Ellen Berry
    At the tail end of a City Council meeting last week, so quickly and quietly that you could have easily missed it, a left-leaning Massachusetts city expanded its notion of family to include people who are polyamorous, or maintaining consenting relationships with multiple partners.
  • Cult leader known as 'Nature Boy' who refers to himself as 'God' and 'believes in nudism, polygamy, and refraining from bathing' is among 21 people arrested in Hawaii for breaking quarantine orders when found on a beach playing with turtles

    06/12/2020 6:50:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Eligio Lee Bishop, 38-year-old leader of the 'Carbon Nation' cult, was arrested for violating emergency orders to quarantine for 14 days on arrival on the Big Island. Police confirmed they had taken 21 people into custody in Puna - nine in Fern Forest on Wednesday and 12 in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Thursday. ---Cult leader Bishop, who refers to himself as 'The Messiah Demigod' and 'Master Chief', set up the cult in 2016 which believes in nudism, polygamy, defecating at the base of trees and requires all members to hand over all their money and credit cards.
  • Utah Decriminalizes Bigamy

    05/13/2020 8:50:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 12, 2020 | Tauren Dyson
    Utah has decriminalized bigamy, which allows two people to marry while one or both of them is already married, to a crime carrying the same penalty as a traffic ticket. . . . Utah GOP Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law in March and it has gone into effect today. Republican state Sen. Deidre Henderson, who sponsored the bill, said Utah's previous law never kept people from maintaining polygamous relationships, it only pushed them into the shadows.
  • Gay Marriage Was Always Leading To Polygamy

    02/21/2020 10:06:14 AM PST · by Heartlander · 92 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 21, 2020 | David Marcus
    Gay Marriage Was Always Leading To PolygamyThe Utah state Senate voted this week unanimously to decriminalize polygamy. It is a development every social conservative saw coming.February 21, 2020 By David Marcus The Utah state Senate this week unanimously voted to decriminalize polygamy, knocking it down from a felony to a minor civil infraction. Though not quite legal yet, the practice of having multiple spouses is well on its way there, and let’s face it, now that marriage has already been redefined to suit the nature of our times, what could possibly stand in the way of fully legal and recognized...
  • Utah may decriminalize polygamy. No one should be surprised.

    02/18/2020 7:12:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2-17-20 | Jonathon Van Maren
    February 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A few years ago, the best way to trigger an advocate for redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would be to note that once the gender of those involved in the marriage became arbitrary, there really was no reason, strictly speaking, that the number of partners involved should be limited, either. This logical argument—that once you redefine one characteristic of an institution, there is no reason you can’t redefine others, too—was extremely inconvenient for the activists who recognized that they needed to move the Overton Window slowly enough that nobody would get too alarmed. It...
  • HGTV Show House Hunters Features A ‘Throuple’ For First Time

    02/14/2020 10:04:58 AM PST · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/14/20 | Marlo Safi
    The HGTV show House Hunters featured its first “Throuple”, or polyamorous couple, on its show Wednesday night. A “Throuple” is a relationship made up of three people. In this case, two women and a man named Lori, Geli, and Brian. The couple has two children, who are biologically related to Brian and Lori. In the episode, the trio describes their ideal home as one that has a three-car garage, a master bedroom that fits three people, and room for the two children. While looking at a house’s kitchen, Lori remarked on its size as a “couple’s kitchen, not a throuple’s...
  • Utah to Legalize Polygamy in New Legislation

    02/11/2020 3:28:31 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 150 replies
    Pulpit & Pen ^ | 2/22/2020 | News Division
    From 1852 to 1890, polygamy was regularly practiced in the Mormon church. Polygamy was first practiced by Joseph Smith after God supposedly gave him a direct revelation, but it was later defended by Apostle Orson Pratt, which gave it widespread approval until Utah territory joined the United States under the condition that polygamy would be discontinued. A new law in Utah is set to reverse that and remove heavy criminal penalties for being married to more than one spouse. It was commonly said during the gay marriage debate in the United States that once sodomy-based unions were legalized, polygamy would...