A suddenly viral story: "Meet world's first married lesbian threesome"
Remember the lovely wedding commitment ceremony of Kitten, Doll and Brynn that was featured last fall in Offbeat Bride? Now that their first baby is on the way, they got a writeup in the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
|Doll, Kitten and Brynn (L-R), from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony last August and are expecting a daughter in July.|
The Mail, understand, is a "dreadful rag" of the sort that gives lowbrow Brit papers their bad name, but it sure has reach. And although its treatment is sensationalist and the headline is surely inaccurate, the story is totally friendly and upbeat, and the photos and video are flattering. I bet a lot of negotiating went on behind the scenes.
Here comes the bride. And another one. And another one! Meet world's first married lesbian THREESOME . . . and they're expecting a baby due in July
By Deni Kirkova
...The plan at the moment is that Kitten will bear all the children — possibly using her wives' eggs and donated sperm — but they are open to other options, such as adoption.
Brynn, 34, says: 'The hope is to have three kids altogether. We always joke that the children should never outnumber the parents.'
Doll, Kitten and Brynn Young married in a ceremony in August 2013, when each of their fathers walked them down the aisle. All three women wore white wedding gowns and exchanged rings....
The so-called 'throuple' worked with a specialist family lawyer who drew up the paperwork and drafted the ceremony so that all three of them were obligated and bound to each other.
While Brynn and Kitten are legally married, Doll is handfasted to both so the threesome are as equally married to each other as legally possible.
It was back in 2009 that Brynn first met Doll through an online dating site. Senior Software Designer and Engineer, Brynn had been married twice before to women and both experiences had made her acknowledge that monogamous relationships weren't for her.
Meanwhile Fashion Designer, Doll had known that she was polygamous since high school. She explains: 'I had always dated girls — who although they had boyfriends or girlfriends — were also allowed to date me.
'I never thought that much about it and I had never really 'come out' as poly to my friends and family. To me, it was just how I was.'
Kitten: 'We decided that I would be the one to carry the babies because I am more than happy to become a full-time mum. When our daughter arrives in July, I'll be the one changing the nappies and doing the feeds!'
Brynn and Doll dated for eight months before moving in together. Two years later, they purchased a house together.
Having both enjoyed polygamous relationships before, Doll and Brynn looked for a third woman to join them. After a few failed liaisons, Doll and Brynn created an OKCupid couple's profile. Eventually, they received a message from Kitten....
Doll, Kitten and Brynn show off their wedding rings.
Doll says: 'There was an instant attraction with Kitten but I think we all really bonded when we baked cookies together on our fourth date. I didn't know what love was until the three of us clicked like that.'
...The threesome insist their relationship is like that of any normal couple: having breakfast with one another, watching TV after work and sharing a bed together.... Doll says: 'The only difference is that communication is a lot more difficult for us than others. There are three people so our relationship takes detailed scheduling - everything we do goes on the calendar!
...Brynn explains: 'Just because we aren't the atypical configuration, I didn't want to not get married. We're very traditional people and that sense was reflected in our wedding.'...
...Brynn adds: 'Through homeschooling, I think we can also educate our kids to have the same strength that Doll, Kitten and I have.
'The three of us have been brave enough to stand tall and go against what society calls normal. I hope our child will feel free to do the same thing if they wish.'...
Read the whole article (April 23, 2014).
Update April 25: Overnight the story has gone worldwide, including on the websites, at least, of the New York Daily News, the Moonie Washington Times, the U.K.'s tabloid Sun and Mirror and The Times, Germany's Bild, France's Le Point, Greece's News247, India's Daily Bhashar, VN Express in Vietnam, VG in Norway, the Malaysia Chronicle, Australia's news.com, and many more. I'm sure the great photography helped.
Update April 28: Media Matters posts a roundup of conservative reaction: Right-Wing Media Cite Lesbian "Throuple" To Attack Marriage Equality.