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Statement from John Ince: What this decision means for polyamorists

Dec 11th, 2011 | By

Open letter to the Canadian Polyamory Community from John Ince Hello everyone: It has been two weeks since the Polygamy Reference court decision was released by Chief Justice Baumann of the BC Supreme Court. I have thought a great deal about the case since then, and communicated with lawyers and people in our legal team about how that decision affects the members of the Canadian polyamory community. Thoughts only –
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What is Polyamory?

Feb 20th, 2010 | By
What is Polyamory?

“Polyamory” is one of several words for describing multi-partner intimate relationships. The community that identifies with this term has certain core values, including gender equality, self-determination, free choice for all involved, mutual trust, and equal respect among partners. When speaking technically, we use Wikipedia’s definition of the word “polyamory”. We believe it’s the most discussed, the most carefully considered, and thus the most legitimate definition: “Polyamory is the practice, desire,
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What is the desired result for the [polyamory] community from this constitutional reference? Should the Criminal Code section be struck down or upheld? Or should it be modified and, if so, how?

Feb 20th, 2010 | By

It is not appropriate for a law which criminalizes loving, committed, consensual relationships to remain on the books, even if it not presently being enforced. Former Prime Minister Pierre E. Trudeau once famously said “there is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation”. Similarly, we believe there is no place for the state in determining the relationships of the nation. If a law is to remain
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