Gay “Marriage” Study Finds Polyamory Common

That bastion of conservatism, the New York Times, reports that “monogamy is not a central feature for many” gay and lesbian couples. 

In fact, fully 50% of gay couples are involved in polyandry, according to the soon-to-be-released Gay Couples Study by San Francisco State University.  (In contrast, between 1.7 and 6% of heterosexual married couples are in open marriages, per the last paragraph of section  2 of this link).  A brief trip to Wikipedia lists dozens of sources confirming the frequency of polyamory among homosexuals.

Perhaps more troubling are the reports of activists demanding polygamy.  England has already taken the step of giving benefits to multiple wives, as long as the marriages occurred in another country; meanwhile, in Sweden, activists have been calling for more flexible marriage laws (or even marriage’s outright abolition) for several years.  (The Family Research Council also has a useful pamphlet dealing with many of these issues.) 

Basically, though some people in the gay marriage movement want only  the “right” to “marry” their partners, this legalization will inevitably lead to a radical re-definition of marriage that is harmful to children, and therefore to our very future.


Eric Pavlat is a convert from Unitarian Universalism who entered the Church in 1996. He lives in Maryland with his wife and six children. He is also a perpetually professed Lay Dominican in St. Pius V Pro-Chapter, located in Catonsville, MD. He founded Democrats for Life of Maryland, Inc., in 2004, served one term as president, and stayed on the board of directors until 2010. He now considers himself more a Distributist than anything else. Eric teaches 10th grade honors and special education students in English literature, composition, and grammar at his alma mater, Parkdale High School.

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