Green Party leader “open” to three-way marriages

May 5, 2015

The Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said that she is open to discussing legal recognition for ‘throuples’ (three-person marriages).

In a Q&A with PinkNews readers on 1 May, the following exchange took place:

Questioner: “As someone living with his two boyfriends in a stable long-term relationship, I would like to know what your stance is on polyamory rights. Is there room for Green support on group civil partnerships or marriages?”

Bennett: “At present, we do not have a policy on civil partnerships involving more than two people. We are, uniquely in this country, a party whose policies are developed and voted for by our members. We have led the way on many issues related to the liberalisation of legal status in adult consenting relationships, and we are open to further conversation and consultation.”

When marriage has been redefined once for same-sex couples, what is to stop it being redefined further to allow polygamy? C4M always predicted this argument would be used. It would seem that day has already come.