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Content notes for "Because You Have Made It So"

Here are the content notes for "Because You Have Made It So."

"Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. You don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by."
-- F. Burton Howard

Group marriage entails polyamory, which is one type of nonmonogamy.  These relationships can take different shapes.

In Terramagne-America, the Mormons won the dispute about polygamy on the grounds of religious freedom, so it remains legal in Utah.  However, the compromise was that the law had to apply to any combination of people, not just one man marrying several women.  Polycules may travel to Utah for a wedding, and the marriage will be recognized (often grudgingly) in other states.  The number of people choosing this option is fairly small, which keeps the conflict down to a dull roar.

In Terramagne-America, a foursquare refers to a polyfamily which has two sexual/romantic couples and some other connection between the cross-couples.  In this case, the couples are Hefty/Roger and Fiddlesticks/Diamond; Hefty&Fiddlesticks are beat partners, while Roger&Diamond are queerplatonic friends.  Another example occurs when two brothers marry two sisters.

Queerplatonic partners are called zucchini.

These are the foursquare wedding bands.  The girls have infinity heart pendants.
Princessa's family uses tricolor rolling rings.

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book_worm5 From: book_worm5 Date: June 24th, 2019 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Link catch

"Zucchini" is currently broken - LJ has it starting "zucchinihttps//", omitting the : and with a word where it needn't be. The rest of the link is fine, and worked when I erased that opening.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 25th, 2019 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Link catch

Fixed, thanks. Sometimes the copy/paste function glitches in weird ways.
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