When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some who objected to the ruling opined that this will lead to legalizing polygamy or even group marriages (where two or more couples marry each other). What they didn’t mention was a new kind of marriage trend that also flies in the face of the more traditional definition of marriage being between one man and one woman. The new trend is called sologamy, and it defines marriage between one man or one woman – otherwise known as marrying one’s self.

Actually, this trend predated last year’s court decision, but it has picked up steam recently. According to First Things, the practice began over twenty years ago.

Sologamy is the marriage of someone to one’s own self — the his- or herness of it is not relevant, although it seems to be mostly women who are doing it. Apparently Linda Baker was the first person to marry herself back in December 1993. Others have followed suit, including Sara Sharpe, who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self. And there’s Nadine Schweigert, a thirty-six-year-old-woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was interviewed by Anderson Cooper after marrying herself in front of some forty of her closest friends. “I,…

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