Intuitive counselors Renate Stendhal and Kim Chernin formerly shied away from marriage, believing it was too conventional an institution. Now they are married, and arguing that marriage can become less conventional as a new community of same-sex partners adopts it. David Briggs
Over two decades ago, Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal co-wrote a book, “Sex and Other Sacred Games,” a story loosely based on their years-long correspondence after they met by chance in the 1980s at a Parisian café. Through their letters, the two characters—one a polyamorous feminist lesbian,

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