But there is one policy issue rousing concern: legal precedents concerning their ability to parent.Custody battles among poly parents are not uncommon; the most public of them was a 1999 case in which a 22-year-old Tennessee woman lost rights to parent her daughter after outing herself on an MTV documentary.Barbati’s son-in-law Frank Guerra - a Colombo mafia family associate in New York - was accused of extorting the owner of a rival pizzeria in 2009 after they allegedly stole L&B's famed pizza sauce recipe.The meeting was called by Bonanno soldier Anthony Calabrese, according to Russo.HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).One in four people in the United States with HIV is female.Twelve years ago, she started dating Scott, a writer and classical-album merchant.
In the process, they rearrange themselves: Matt's hand touches Vera's leg. The child, seemingly unconcerned, puts his arms around his mother and digs into his meal.
Terisa and Matt and Vera and Larry—along with Scott, who's also at this dinner—are not swingers, per se; they aren't pursuing casual sex.
Nor are they polygamists of the sort portrayed on HBO's Big Love; they aren't religious, and they don't have multiple wives.
But they are beginning to show up on the radar screen of the religious right, some of whose leaders have publicly condemned polyamory as one of a host of deviant behaviors sure to become normalized if gay marriage wins federal sanction.
"This group is really rising up from the underground, emboldened by the success of the gay-marriage movement," says Glenn Stanton, the director of family studies for Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian group.
Celebrities like actress Tilda Swinton and Carla Bruni, the first lady of France, have voiced support for nonmonogamy, while Greenan herself has become somewhat of an unofficial spokesperson, as the creator of a comic Web series about the practice—called "Family"—that's loosely based on her life.