A Second Massachusetts City to Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

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Cambridge, Massachusetts is redefining domestic partnerships that allows more than two people the same rights as a married couple.  

The home of Harvard University, Cambridge is now the second city in the state to make the decision. Sommerville’s Mayor Joe Curtatone signed an ordinance into law providing sweeping latitude to redefine family in July 2020.

Cambridge city council voted to redefine “domestic partnerships,” which previously had been defined as two unmarried people living together.

Joseph Backholm, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, wrote in an email to The Christian Post, “Those fighting to redefine marriage refused to discuss those implications because they were more concerned with getting what they wanted. Those who were concerned about the long-term implications of same-sex ‘marriage’ were called bigots and fear-mongers. Now, it turns out, they were simply correct.”

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The Cambridge legal change was drafted with the help of the Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition (PLAC), a multi-disciplinary coalition of academic and legal professionals.

PLAC said in a statement that they hoped that it “will be a wave of legal recognition for polyamorous families and relationships in 2021.”

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—By CNJ Staff

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