Same-sex marriage is so last decade. Polyamory, or “responsible non-monogamy,” is the wave of the future. At least, that’s the gist of a Boston Globe article that explores the confusing intricacies of this “new frontier” of love. The idea is to have a spat of “committed,” ongoing boyfriends and girlfriends:
Adherents call it responsible non-monogamy or polyamory, and the nontraditional practice is creeping out of the closet, making gay marriage feel somewhat last decade here in Massachusetts. What literally translates to “loving many,” polyamory (or poly, for short), a term coined around 1990, refers to consensual, romantic love with more than one person. Framing it in broad terms, [Jay] Sekora, one of the three founders and acting administrator of the 500-person-strong group Poly Boston, says: “There’s monogamy where two people are exclusive. There’s cheating in which people are lying about being exclusive. And poly is everything else.”
Not content to leave this moral aberration (and chaos) in the private sphere, look for “polyamorists” to begin pushing for legal recognitions similar to those sought by homosexual couples. If society no longer roots marriage in the historical and Christian definition, then it has no basis to deny marriage rights to any “love arrangement” the human brain can devise, no matter how bizarre.
Please, stop the insanity.