But the marriage will not be legal. Melissa is also planning to change her name to Rivas.
They are now planning a wedding ceremony for June In three men in Thailand apparently had a Buddhist wedding ceremony. Without marriage rights, though, people even in the most committed polyamorous relationships do not have access to the same oooking and tax benefits as married couples. The same year there were reports of a three-way civil union in Brazil.
Some gay relstionship advocates also oppose it, saying it makes a mockery of their fight for equality and undermines past assurances that same-sex marriage would not be a "slippery slope". Does anyone believe in monogamy any more?
They must find alternative ways to have their family recognised. Prof Aviram believes changing attitudes may be due to wider acceptance of same-sex marriage around the world, making way for new taboos to be broken.
Many people in polyamorous relationships are also sceptical themselves; they may have no desire to go public or embrace traditional family models, says Prof Relationshup. A study by the US-based organisation Loving More the same year found that Manny Rivas says he "would love for us to be able to get legally married and show people there's nothing wrong with it, show people you can make it work.
Prof Aviram said she found little appetite for marriage among polyamorous groups when she first started her research in but she began to see a change around If things lookibg going to change, there need to be more role models to show people that polyamorous relationships can last long term, she adds. I had another part of me that was missing.
The year-old suggested to her husband, Manny, that they start experimenting with another woman in