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Mass. lesbian 'throuple' expecting first child

By Brett Wilkins     Apr 24, 2014 in Lifestyle
An extra-legally wedded trio of Massachusetts lesbians is set to become what they believe is the world's first same-sex parental "throuple."
Brynn, Doll and Kitten Young are not legally married. That's because while same-sex marriage has been legalized in Massachusetts, marriage equality does not yet extend to polygamous relationships anywhere in the United States.
But the Youngs still maintain that they are married, and now the "throuple" is expecting their first child. The New York Daily News reports Doll, the youngest of the trio at 27, is six months pregnant after undergoing IVF with an anonymous sperm donor.
"The three of us have always wanted kids and wanted to grow our family," explained Kitten to Britain's Sun. "We decided that I'd be the one to carry the babies because I'd like to be a full-time mom."
The women met on a threesomes' website after Doll, 30, and Brynn, 32, decided to spice up their marriage. So smitten with Kitten were they that the trio decided to make their relationship unofficially official last August.
While marriage equality is a very distant dream for polygamous and polyamorous lovers, the Youngs did have a lovely wedding attended by their families. Their fathers even walked them down the aisle. But acceptance of their unusual relationship wasn't always so forthcoming.
"My father had stopped talking to me for a period of time after I came out as not only gay, but as also dating two women," Kitten told Offbeat Bride. But she added that "bonds were mending" by the time the wedding neared.
"For me to be walked down the aisle and dance with my father was one of my most meaningful moments," she added.
Doll and Kitten took Brynn's surname because as an IT expert, she is the family's main breadwinner. While she works a normal 40-hour workweek, the others, who are both in fashion, divide household labor among them, with Doll doing the cooking and Kitten cleaning their home. The women share a bed and are intimate with each other as a group and in couples.
"In our eyes we are married," said Brynn. "We had specialist lawyers draw up paperwork so our assets are divided equally.
Perhaps in some future America, marriage equality will be extended to everyone who wishes to tie the knot with the person -- or people -- they love, and unions like the Youngs' won't seem so out of the ordinary.
"Polyfidelity is not something seedy," Brynn told Britain's Daily Mail. "It can be a perfectly acceptable and functional choice of life and love."
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