Updated January 20, 2012 7:40 PM  The Gingrich Question: Cheating vs. Open Marriage


Voters Accept Adultery, but Not Honesty Dan Savage, author, "The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family" 
Vows to Live By Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, economists, Princeton 
The Perils and Promise of Openness Ralph Richard Banks, author, "Is Marriage for White People?" 
High Risk to Women and Children W. Bradford Wilcox, National Marriage Project 
Are the Norms of Marriage Worth Saving? John Culhane, director, Health Law Institute 
Multiple Partners, but One at a Time Andrew Cherlin, sociologist, Johns Hopkins 
No One Approach Is IdealChristopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá , authors, "Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality"
The Right Way to Try Openess Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy, authors, "The Ethical Slut" 

    According to one of his ex-wives, Newt Gingrich advocated open marriage as an alternative to monogamy or illicit sex. Of course, this was after he had strayed. Still, if her account is true, was he onto something? If more people considered such openness an option, would marriage become a stronger institution — less susceptible to cheating and divorce, and more attractive than unmarried cohabitation?

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