Town goes rogue, further expands definition of 'family'

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
 | 
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.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

After learning Donald Trump announced no third-party run for president, your reaction is…

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Cuomo: 'Embarrassed' by allegations, but will not resign
GOP takes aim at Biden's health care pick on abortion rights
US official: Border wall breach may be tied to fatal crash
Majority of small businesses not requiring vaccines, tests
No response from Biden after American dies in rocket attack
Weeks after storms, water crisis continues in Mississippi

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Amazon: First they dropped Bibles, then they dropped books
Covid death data fraud
The woke attack on mathematics has created 'white math'
Ridiculous: How Dr. Seuss Enterprises caved to the outrageous shrieks of the woke mob
Tucker Carlson: Lockdowns are killing our children, and everyone knows it -- including teachers' unions

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Seattle: No need for jail cells if no more criminals

handcuffs in court (juvenile)There are numerous calls by the Left to defund or to dramatically scale back law enforcement agencies, and now one far-left conclave is getting closer to its goal: Empty all the jail cells, too.