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Brazil Allows Three-Person Civil Union
National Review ^ | August 28, 2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke

Posted on 08/29/2012 2:18:43 PM PDT by NYer

In Brazil, the BBC reports:

A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people.

Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement.

But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as “absurd and totally illegal”.

The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they have already opened a joint bank account, which is also not prohibited by any law.

Oh, well if they’ve opened a bank account then what’s the problem?

And what, pray, was the justification for the move by the notary representing the trio?

Ms Domingues, who is based in the Sao Paulo city of Tupa, said the move reflected the fact that the idea of a “family” had changed. “We are only recognising what has always existed. We are not inventing anything. For better or worse, it doesn’t matter, but what we considered a family before isn’t necessarily what we would consider a family today.”

Don’t worry, Winston. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: brazil; polygamy; union

1 posted on 08/29/2012 2:18:51 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Next it will be humans and animals. The Father of Lies has almost completed his work related to marriage.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 2:20:44 PM PDT by impimp
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To: NYer

Then why not four...or five ....or six......or Fido?.......


3 posted on 08/29/2012 2:20:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: NYer

Gee, who could have seen this coming?


4 posted on 08/29/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: impimp

Indeed - if there isn’t THE definition, there is no definition, because, once the absolute is rejected, no opinion can be better than any other opinion.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 2:21:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Red Badger

I`ll bet one of them works for the gummint,,,,,,,,,,the other 2 get insured.............someone else pays the premiums.......


6 posted on 08/29/2012 2:24:01 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: MrB

OK, i’ll be the one. I’ll sign up for the two women, one man thing. I’m good with it.

Three would be a problem, as they would gang up on one. I’m not so sure my wife wouldn’t go along with the one to cook and do housework, and take over some overflow of other things.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: NYer

This just keeps getting weirder and weirder....


8 posted on 08/29/2012 2:25:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Einherjar

A tri-lateral marriage is just the beginning.
The islamists will love this.........


9 posted on 08/29/2012 2:26:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: nobamanomore

Two women under one roof won’t work well for long.......


10 posted on 08/29/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: DaveInDallas
Gee, who could have seen this coming?

These guys

11 posted on 08/29/2012 2:27:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DaveInDallas

“Gee, who could have seen this coming?”

Yep...when we brought it up in defense of marriage the response was, “that’s ridiculous scare tactics!” With 120 million birthed people to the credit of assorted lefties, you’d think people would be on to the fact that socialists will do anything - the ends justifying the means, of course - to bring utopia to us all.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 2:28:17 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Red Badger
"A tri-lateral marriage is just the beginning. The islamists will love this........."

Are you talking like a 'moslim', a goat and a camel?
13 posted on 08/29/2012 2:29:25 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: NYer

Yes...this is the logical next step. As someone else mentioned, after this comes people and animals. Not too hard to see the decadence spiraling into other areas than marriage.

We already kill babies in the womb...and have a President who supports killing babies that survived late term abortions.

Satanic.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 2:29:32 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Red Badger

Please be patient. It’ll get here soon enough.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: Kartographer

Camel?....heavens no.....maybe a sheep..........


16 posted on 08/29/2012 2:30:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: NYer

Coming soon to an 0bama-nation near you


17 posted on 08/29/2012 2:32:07 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dfwgator

18 posted on 08/29/2012 2:32:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger

I see a camel bigot! ;-)


19 posted on 08/29/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 353FMG

20 posted on 08/29/2012 2:33:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Kartographer

THEY SPIT!..........


21 posted on 08/29/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger
"THEY SPIT!.........."

Yeah so what's the problem? My understanding is in someplaces you have to pay extra for that! ;-)
22 posted on 08/29/2012 2:38:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

They drool on the pillow.........not that i would have any first hand knowledge of it, mind you.......


23 posted on 08/29/2012 2:39:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: NYer

One did not need to be a prophet to see this coming. First, Venezuela, next a neighborhood near you.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Red Badger
THEY SPIT!..........

Nice camels swallow.......

25 posted on 08/29/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: NYer

Imagine the Brazilian divorce court potential where there is partner A, B, C.

A sues to divorce B and C. B sues to divorce A and C, and C sues to divorce A and B. Maybe they live in a rental shack and just own one Brazilian cow between them.

How would King Solomon resolve the issue vs the Brazilian Courts, and would the Brazilian Court honor historic law precedent in place of current Brazilian law?

Maybe the Brazilians should reconsider.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: givemELL

Sounds like a bull market for lawyers.

We could ship our excess to Brasil, but I doubt they’re smart enough to learn Portugese....


27 posted on 08/29/2012 3:50:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: givemELL
How would King Solomon resolve the issue vs the Brazilian Courts? Shoot A, B and C, then sell the cow to a slaughterhouse to pay for the trial.
28 posted on 08/29/2012 4:38:31 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Einherjar

Or imagine the budget fights, when you are one third of the household and thus can be out-voted by the other two. You don’t even get an equal say, because you’re outnumbered.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 6:36:02 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: impimp
You know, we all laughed when Bill Murray had the "...dogs and cats living together..." thing from Ghostbusters, but its not sounding so funny any more.
30 posted on 08/30/2012 7:14:12 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: MrB; impimp; DaveInDallas
Heteros have already "redefined" marriage via divorce/remarriage, which is serial monogamy, or one could just as well say consecutive polygamy, which is not one-man-one-woman marriage.

The heteros have even more destructively "redefined" sex itself: obliterating its natural connection to procreation via drugs, devices and surgery. This is every bit as radical as obliterating one's natural gender by drugs, devices and surgery.

Once a society has accepted divorce and contraception, there isn't much "definition of marriage" left: it's been pretty thoroughly smashed. The gays, trannies and the poly's are just scavengers sifting through the rubble and picking out the garbled fragments they fancy.

31 posted on 09/02/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child that's got his own." Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr)
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