Cambridge, Massachusetts – home of Harvard University, one of most prestigious (or, at least, used to be) schools in the country – has become the second town in the state to officially recognize polyamory as a valid “domestic partnership.”
For those just tuning in to this Jerry Springer episode, “polyamory” is a relationship between three or more consenting adults who don’t share DNA.
According to the Christian Post, which cites the Cambridge government’s official new policy, the town will now recognize polyamorous groups, defined as “the entity formed by two or more persons” who aren’t related and "consider themselves to be a family,” as an official "domestic partnership" that can be registered with local authorities. To be recognized, the throuple-or-more must file a registration stating that they are “in a relationship of mutual support, caring and commitment and intend to remain in such a relationship."
Members of the group aren’t required to live with one another to be counted as an official family under the new policy, which also allows domestic partners to “amend the domestic partnership registration to add or delete domestic partners, dependents, or change the household address.” The group can include dependents, who can be registered under all partners' names.
Once viewed as a perverse twist on a traditional two-person relationship, polyamory has gained steam in popular culture and has even inched its way into the legal sphere, as “couples” with three or more partners demand to be recognized as no different than those with two. In California, one such three-person “family” made up of three men recently published a book about raising their adopted children as a triad.
And, notably, leftists have openly decried the treatment of disgraced former California Re. Katie Hill, who was forced out of Congress after photos were released showing her doing drugs and engaged in sexual acts with a female staffer, who had joined up with Hill and her husband. Advocates of Hill’s lifestyle claim the former congresswoman was unfairly discriminated again for her personal lifestyle choices.