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An Exploration of Ethical Non-Monogamy

Chris Deaton and Elisha Thompson of Tempe, Ariz. have been in a polyamorous relationship for over 12 years. The couple teaches classes and lead discussions on ethical non-monogamy and other non-traditional relationships  |  Credit: Chris Deaton and Elisha Thompson
“Polyamorous people are discriminated against because of their relationships. If it comes out at work, polyamorous people can be harassed or even sexually harassed, and yet the workplace will label the polyamorous person as the distraction when they’re being treated badly,” Wright says. “You can also have child custody issues due to the fact that family courts don’t like it when multiple adults live together in a house with children, even though many multigenerational and extended families live together without being discriminated against.”