Robert George joins in on the discussion about who want ” marriage equality” do not want marital fidelity :
Evidence is now beginning to pour in that a vast number of persons in same-sex sexual partnerships, including those legally recognized as marriages, simply do not view monogamy or sexual exclusivity as part of the meaning of marriage . . . .
This week the San Franciso State study was officially released. Here is the story about it from the San Francisco Chronicle . The story also reports on a study funded by a (non-monogamous) Bay area male couple (Lanz Lowen and Blake Spears). In the study, “three out of four people described non-monogamy as a positive thing, and said it gave them a sexual outlet without having to lie. Participants reported it helped relationships survive by providing honest options and minimizing deceit, tension and resentment. Some ‘played’ independently, others as a threesome, and about 80 percent agreed to tell all or some details of their encounters, the rest preferring a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy.”
According to Spears, “having an open partnership is not incompatible with same-sex marriage.” In words that strike me, for all my moral differences with Mr. Spears, as incontrovertibly true, he said that “it is a redefinition of marriage.”
See Also: I , II , and III