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To mix Greek and Latin roots in one word is considered by some a mistake, but there are a of common words, including "automobile," "television," and "polyamory," that do the same.
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The new language went before the council on June 25, and was ed into law by the city's mayor four days later. The city no longer limits the of people included in a partnership.
The Somerville Journal reports that the momentous revision actually came about as a last-minute addition. Consensual non-monogamy not "one big orgy".
According to Davis, that ordinance was revised to bring requirements for domestic partnerships in line with those of other marriages. The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has passed an ordinance making it one of the first cities in the nation to officially recognize polyamorous relationships. Likewise, there are no legal protections against people facing discrimination for being in a non-monogamous relationship.
Instead of defining a relationship as an "entity formed by two persons," Somerville now legally defines it as "entity formed by people. Councilor Lance Davis, chair of the Legislative Matters committee, was drafting new legislation to recognize domestic partnerships — something the city had yet to do. Polyamorous people who try different kinds of arrangements — such as a married couple with steady outside partners — run into their own legal problems.
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There is no legal framework for polyamorous families to share finances, custody of children or the rights and responsibilities that come with marriage. The change, which was unanimously passed by the city council last week, required only a minor shift in language.
Davis said that he's "consistently felt that when society and government tries to define what is or is not a family, we've historically done a very poor job of doing so It hasn't gone well, and it's not a business that government should be in, so that guided my thinking on this. It is illegal in all 50 states to be married to more than one person — which is known as polygamynot polyamory.
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Then, only an hour before the ordinance was set to be voted on, Councilor J. Scott asked why its wording confined a partnership to just two people.
For comparison, that means non-monogamy is about as prevalent as the of Americans who identify as LGBTQ, which is estimated to be about 4.