As a Doctor of Everything* it is down to me to attempt to fix the Entire World. As such, I have written the following petition calling for equal rights for non-monogamous people. We won’t have ‘equal marriage’ until everyone is covered. Please share and sign here.
Extend UK Civil Partnership Scheme to Polyamorous Individuals
Responsible department: Ministry of Justice
The legalisation of same-sex marriage will render the current civil partnership system redundant. However, we the undersigned would like to see an investigation into the opening of the civil partnership scheme to multiple partners: specifically, to committed relationships of three to five people.
The law needs to recognise the changing nature of families and relationships in modern Britain. At present ‘polyamorous’ people (those in loving relationships of more than two people) are denied the same rights as our monogamous counterparts: to visit our partners in hospital, to keep custody of our children, coverage for insurance and inheritance, and all other protections afforded to civil partnered couples.
As of 2012 Brazil has recognised unions of three people. We believe that the United Kingdom’s civil partnership system is well-placed to provide British polyamorous families with equal protection under the law.
This is an important issue for poly people – including myself. Plus, if you share and sign there is the possibility that I will fall in love with you and we can have a group marriage.
*Accredited by the Redfern Barrett University of Nonfictional Location