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Far Down the Slippery Slope: Lesbian Polygamy Emerges in Massachusetts

Posted on | April 23, 2014 | 94 Comments

Left to right: Doll, Brynn and Kitten Young.

If two women can marry, why not three?

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:

Documentary Chronicles Lesbian
Couple’s Struggle with Infertility

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.



  • daialanye

    There’s little profundity to your comment. If they’d simply do it at home and not publicize their perversions you’d find much less adverse commentary. Problem is, without publicity they have less chance of gaining fame, fortune and the special privileges they seem so desperate for.

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  • daialanye

    “Kitten” is probably stuck with bearing the children because the other two have a shortage of X chromosomes.

  • daialanye

    I feel like using the cat o’ nine tails on you. It’s my method of getting back at the hostile universe.

  • NeoWayland

    You really don’t want to open that bit about “unchanging morals.”

    There are whole books in the Bible that are regularly ignored, and portions taken out of context to prove somebody’s point.

    And guess what? That’s been happening for thousands of years.

    What still amazes me is the unceasing desire to meddle with another’s life. They made their choices, let them live with the consequences. Prove that you can do better by living your life instead of preaching why their life is wrong.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    The fact that they are binging a child into the bizarre life and deliberately depriving that child of a normal two parent mother and father household is EVIL. The narcissism just reeks

  • Dana

    Room to room carpet munchers.

    OK, that’s just bad! I denounce myself!

  • Dana

    Looks like someone is blaming his failures on being oppressed by Teh Man.

  • Patrick Carroll

    Mark “Rent-boy” Renton: 1,000 years from now there will be no guys and no girls, just wankers. Sounds great to me.

  • Phil_McG

    I feel sorry for any children brought into their crazy freak-show household, but it could be worse.

    They could be Michael Jackson’s kids.

  • Phil_McG

    For all the have the beasht in your sights?

  • Phil_McG


  • Phil_McG

    Do they?

    You must know some fugly looking couples.

    The one in the middle is quite nice looking though, she could get a man.

  • Phil_McG

    It’s awesome being a white man.

    Instead of being a bitter hater, you should ask some white men for tips on how to be awesome.

  • Joseph Dooley

    Hard to tell if you believe this or are sarcastically taking atheist self idolatry to its logical conclusion.

    Regardless, +1 !

  • Joseph Dooley

    We made a big mistake pursuing these reproductive technologies. If you want my sperm, you have to get it the old-fashioned way. Brynn or Kitten, I could go either way.

  • Phil_McG

    Bring back old fashioned lesbian family values.

    Whatever happened to the classic formula of two butch dykes, a turkey baster, and a sympathetic gay man?

    Poor Doll. She’s not.

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  • richard mcenroe

    Dyke Dynasty?

  • richard mcenroe

    That’s actually a misquote of Crowley, who said “An thou hurt no others…, etc.” It was Anton LaVey who later shortened it, and the wiccans began to use the full quote again years after that.

  • jhmdeuce

    Sick. Sick. Sick.

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  • Kirby McCain

    Were you born a fucking moron or did you puff what little gray matter you had away with crack? The norm for every culture on the planet is one woman and one man. Hindu, Inuit, regardless that’s the norm worldwide. So you can drop the one brain cell sky god bullshit argument that only exposes your own hate for anyone of faith or principle and hit the city park where you sell your oral sex skills to get that next bottle of cheap whiskey.

  • M. Thompson

    Exactly. The tendency for women to prefer high status men means there will be both a devaluation of women in the relationship marketplace, and a surplus of young men who can’t have a healthy relationship.

  • richard mcenroe

    Oh, leave the kid alone. I reinvented existentialism all by myself when I was 20, too. You get over it.

  • JeffS

    Let’s have a go with solipsism, Richard! After half a bottle of Scotch, Guest and it’s ilk cease to exist anyway,

  • Bob Belvedere

    The step down to polygamy is much easier – age of consent laws are not too far off, however.

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  • chicagorefugee

    Not an infallible spotting method, FWIW. My own linebacker shoulders might have made juvenile shirt buying tough, but they looked great in strapless gowns and look even better now on my adolescent son!

  • chicagorefugee

    Will be? I think you’ve got the wrong tense there …

  • M. Thompson

    Assuming the legalization of polygamy.

  • Adjoran

    Got a watch?

  • Adjoran

    Um, no more free tips! They aren’t appreciated.

  • LN_Smithee

    It’s absurd. Let’s move on.

    To what?

  • Colorado Alex

    Because they’re not just doing it in the privacy of their bedrooms, they’re dragging the bed out on the front lawn and demanding that everyone celebrate their lifestyle, pretend that it’s normal, and accommodate it.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Actually Fais ce que tu voudras (Do what thou wilt) was the motto of the Hellfire Club taken from Rabelais’ fictional abbey at Thélème and later lifted by Crowley

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  • ThomasD

    By number of cells you are presently more bacterial than you are human.

    Some of us probably more so than others…

  • ThomasD

    Don’t know.

    But funny uncles will always remain so.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    One of these “women” is really a man look at the “Adam’s apple” and shoulders of the one in the middle

    listen to the ” Brynn’s” deep voice

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    I’ve suspected “Brynn’s” reality as a pre-op tranny since the story broke. In my opinion, Brynn is a cis-male in actual fact …

  • Jeanette Victoria

    The one in the middle is a man

  • richard mcenroe

    I’m surprised the Hellfire Club hasn’t reopened as a chain with branches in LA, Sacramento, San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, DC, Boston, Florida and the Department of Education.

  • Shep Schultz

    Oh but this can’t be true. Every homosexual talking point sheet during the debate said polygamy and polyandry were wrong, and this would NEVER happen!..
    Kinda like during the advocating homosexuals in the Boy Scouts debate. The homosexual talking point was that there had been no problem following the introduction of advocating homosexuals into the service. Shortly after the Boy Scouts allowed advocating homosexuals in, the government released a report detailing a dramatic increase in everything from rape to sexual harassment shortly after the repeal of DADT. Strangely enough none of the advocates who used the now disproven notion that the military had no trouble, so neither should the Boy Scouts found it necessary to reconsider their position.