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Emerging Legal Recognition for Multi-Partner Relationships and Families

This webinar was presented on October 26.  


Diverse relationship statuses are on the rise and gaining social acceptance in the United States—including consensual non-monogamy (CNM) and other family structures not protected by existing family law or policy. For many people, relationships with multiple partners are an enduring element of their family lives. Recently, some localities have passed ordinances allowing for multi-partner domestic partnerships. This webinar will introduce attendees to the emerging legislation and to advocacy efforts to update existing law to a) recognize multi-partner families and b) protect multi-partner families from discrimination.


  • Diana Adams, Founder and Executive Director, Chosen Family Law Center, Inc.
  • Alex Chen, Founding Director, Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Heron Greenesmith, Senior Research Analyst, Political Research Associates & Adjunct Faculty, Boston University School of Law
  • Dr. Heath Schechinger, Counseling Psychologist, University of California, Berkeley & Affiliate Faculty, The Kinsey Institute

Additional Resources

FAQs - Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition (PLAC)

Diana Adams' TED Talk


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