In this Bonus Episode, Sebastian sits down with Matthew Thomas (polyam Attorney at Law - @m.p.thomas), to talk a new definition of domestic partnerships recently written into city ordinance in their home Sommerville (Boston, MA).
The future of the legal protections for multi-partner living is now! In July 2020, partially due to COViD19, Sommerville, Massachusetts, passed a city ordinance which effectively changed the definition of a domestic partnership to include more than two consenting adults. Its hard to underestimate the importance this could have on the legal status of polyamorous people and relationships in the USA. With its overwhelming positive reception, Cambridge, MA, is now considering following suit.
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