Posted on | April 23, 2014 | 94 Comments
Left to right: Doll, Brynn and Kitten Young.
The world’s only ‘married’ lesbian threesome are expecting their first child.
Doll, Kitten and Brynn, from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony last August and are expecting a daughter in July.
Kitten, 27, is pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment using an anonymous sperm donor, and the trio eventually plan to have three children — one for each of them.
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.
In other words, this three-way lesbian marriage is not legally recognized by state or federal law — yet. But it would be interesting to see any advocate of gay marriage make a legal argument against polygamous marriage. By the way, “handfasting” is a neo-pagan marriage ceremony, common among devotees of Wicca. (Once upon a time, witches were hanged in Massachusetts.) This story about Brynn, Doll and Kitten is so weird, I’m tempted to dismiss it as a publicity stunt or, perhaps, a desperate bid for a reality TV series contract, but who can doubt how far this fanatical devotion to Equality and Progress has gone?
You might smile if you recognize the irony in this recent headline:
Alas, the heartache of infertile lesbian marriages! The couple’s wedding in 2007 was featured in the New York Times. When Jessica Antonellis married Alexis Casano, they hyphenated their surnames so that they are both now Mrs. Antonellis-Casano. The documentary about their “struggle with infertility” has been praised and shown at film festivals. Spoiler: Alexis eventually got pregnant and has since given birth again, so that Mrs. & Mrs. Antonellis-Casano now have two sons.
Of course, you’re probably saying: “Two sons? Isn’t it going to be difficult for those two boys growing up in a lesbian household? Aren’t they likely to become terribly confused?” Not to worry: (a) They live in New York City, which recently elected Bill de Blasio mayor, so being “terribly confused” is more or less normal there; and (b) If the offspring of Mrs. & Mrs. Antonellis-Casano develop any uncertainty about their gender, they can attend Camp Aranu’tiq.
Oh, you haven’t heard about Camp Aranu’tiq? It’s “a nonprofit program serving trans & gender-variant youth ages 6-18. We plan to serve 300+ campers this year!” So if your transvestite first-graders need a summer camp, you know where to send them. The founder of Camp Aranu’tiq, Nick Teich, was invited to the White House for an LGBT leadership meeting in 2012. Camp Aranu’tiq was the subject of a Boston Globe feature story:
Teich, who lives in Newton, started the nonprofit camp in Connecticut in 2010. A transgender male, he had a personal interest in providing a safe, fun place for kids who live on the outskirts of society. Teich loved the camp in Maine he had attended as a girl. He was there for 13 years, as a camper, counselor in training, counselor, and finally, member of the leadership team.
Some of those camp colleagues then began their own weeklong charity camp, where Teich volunteered for three summers. But five years ago, when he announced he was transitioning into becoming a man, he got a call from the head of that charity camp, with a lawyer on the line. “You can’t come back for the good of the kids,” he was told.
“It took me months to get over my serious anger,” said Teich, 29, a social worker who is pursuing a doctorate in social policy from Brandeis. “Then I said, you know what? I know a lot about camp, and there are kids who don’t fit into society, gender-wise. Why don’t I just start my own camp?”
No, that’s not a photo of the Camp Aranu’tiq staff. My apologies if that caused any unnecessary confusion, but confusion is everywhere nowadays, as we go Slouching Toward Angrogyny.