Town goes rogue, further expands definition of 'family'

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

polygamy illustrationA traditional values expert says America hasn't dropped to its lowest level of morality – because it's still sinking.

When the cultural battle over homosexual "marriage" years ago, conservatives predicted those advocating for it wouldn't stop there. Now, the city council in Somerville, Massachusetts, has broadened the definition of domestic partnerships to polyamory, allowing three or more people living together the same benefits as married couples. Until the move, Somerville had no domestic partnership ordinance at all.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says it shouldn't take long for similar ordinances to start popping up nationwide.

"Now this is the first city to expand domestic partnership. Pretty soon there'll be demands for civil unions and then three-way marriages and I don't know how long it's going to take – probably a few years," he suggests. "We'll see the courts dealing with the question of three-way so-called marriages. It's what we predicted all along."

The move in Somerville was a result of a few subtle language shifts in Massachusetts' new domestic partnership ordinance. For example, instead of being defined as an "entity formed by two persons," the local ordinance defines a domestic partnership as an "entity formed by people," replaces "he and she" with "they," and replaces "both" with "all" – all of which allow for a fluid interpretation of the Somerville bill.

LaBarbera, PeterThe conservative activist says it will be interesting to see how quickly the strong LGBT lobby will endorse polyamory.

"… Sexual deviance, there's no end to it. Once you go beyond the nuclear family and real marriage and get beyond God's natural boundaries, anything's possible – and we're going to sink to unbelievable depths in this country," LaBarbera laments.

A member of the Somerville City Council who supported the move told USA Today he knew of at least two dozen polyamorous households in the community, which has a population of about 80,000.

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