Three women from Massachusetts, USA, who were the world’s first lesbian threesome (a.k.a. as ‘throuple’) to get married, are expecting their first baby. Kitten, Doll and Bryn, who tied the knot last summer, have been receiving IVF treatment using an anonymous sperm donor. Kitten, 27, is now expecting and the plan is that all three wives will eventually have babies.
If the IVF treatment is not successful for all of them, they are happy to consider alternatives such as adoption. 34-year-old Brynn says: ‘The hope is to have three kids altogether. We always joke that the children should never outnumber the parents.’
At their wedding ceremony in August 2013, the three women, dressed in traditional white gowns, were given away by each of their fathers. A specialist family attorney worked hard to draw up the necessary paperwork to ensure that the throuple would be as legally bound to each other as possible.
Kitten and Brynn are legally married according to Massachusetts legislation, while Doll is handfasted. There is no marriage quite like it anywhere in the world. Software designer Brynn and met fashion designer Doll back in 2009, and they had both decided that monogamous relationships didn’t suit them.
Doll says: ‘I had always dated girls – who although they had boyfriends or girlfriends – were also allowed to date me. I never thought that much about it and I had never really ‘come out’ as poly to my friends and family. To me, it was just how I was.’
Deciding that they wanted to turn their relationship into a threesome, Doll and Brynn set up an OKCupid page and found fashion manager Kitten, who had had two long-term relationships with men in the past. She says, ‘I realised that I hadn’t been happy in my previous monogamous relationships and I discovered that I was poly.