Alex (yakshaver) wrote,
Alex
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Newsweek Polyamory article

I'm sure this will be of interest to a number of my friends: Newsweek's website today published a matter-of-fact, nonjudgemental (if anything, positive) article on polyamory.

(Not as notable as if the article were actually in Newsweek, of course. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. As the article discusses, the religious wrong uses polyamory as one of its bogeymen when arguing that if gay people get their civil rights, then everyone will want them, thus bringing on the end of days.¹ So on the one hand, this might not be a great time to have an article about polyamory show up on the grocery-store magazine racks of Peoria. On the other hand, the fact that gay marriage will become routine in my lifetime owes a great deal to the gay community's collective decision to come out of the closet and make it clear to the mainstream that gays and lesbians aren't some distant other but rather their friends and neighbors.)



¹ Come to think of it — if you're the religious wrong, how is bringing on the end of days a bad thing, anyway?
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