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same-sex life partners, in an asexual relationship. either party may be married to another person, of any gender. adelphous partners assume responsibility for each other's families and are legally siblings.
from the eastern orthodox christian "brother-making" ceremony, adelphopoiesis.
Jahir's adelphous partner had a place of honor at his wedding, though he did not share Jahir's wife's interest in seeing Jahir and his lover together.
by elbren May 25, 2018
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