When it comes to relationships, the traditional dichotomy of only men and women dating is now a thing of the past. Great strides have recently been made in terms of LGBTQ+ rights, and, as a result, relationships are becoming more diverse than ever before.
People of the same sex can legally get married in the United States, a federal hate crime law protects gay people from discrimination, and the controversial “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was overturned allowing LGBTQ+ people to openly serve in the military.
Now a “thruple” consisting of two married gay men and their girlfriend have controversially announced they want to adopt children.
We as a society like to see ourselves as being open-minded and tolerant of all kinds of lifestyles, but there are certain types of relationships that we continue to scoff at, and polyamorous relationships tend to fall into this category.
We think that because they differ so greatly from our own lifestyles that they’re wrong. But no lifestyle is wrong providing that it isn’t hurting anybody and is shared between consenting adults. That’s why polyamory should be accepted.
While people have quite rightly come round to accepting those in same-sex relationships, it might be more difficult for hardened conservatives to wrap their heads around the decision of two married gay men to open up their relationship to a third party who happens to be female.
Despite being in a loving same-sex relationship, 38-year-old Chris and his 28-year-old husband Matt decided it could do with a brand new female addition after being together for six years, and they started dating a woman two years ago.
Admittedly, Matt wasn’t too keen on the idea at first but his husband eventually won him around, and they haven’t looked back since.
It wasn’t long before the couple began going on dates with a 28-year-old woman called Cait who they met through a dating app.