Skip to comments.Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil
Posted on 08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT by markomalley
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.
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The acceptance of "gay marriage" is simply the beginning of the end of marriage, period.
No surprise except that it hasn’t already happened here in the USA.
In fact, if I was single I would convince 2 friends to march to the courthouse and file for a 3-way marriage. Since all that is required is “love” I/we need only declare it.
I wish someone would have the stones to do this.
but.. what’s a “civil union” in Brazil? I used to claim my roommates were “domestic partners” for purposes of getting costco membership.
..if it's illegal how'd they do it?....guess the bank goes along with it
Next stops: incest, bestiality, and pedophilia!
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Coming soon to a West Coast state near you.
B/S they should accept 3 person marriage as if theydo not they discriminate and I wish some folks would sue to get this especially in states which have this on the ballot this year and in the future.
Many of us said years ago that this would happen but the left only wants their sham marriage.
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What happens when this “trio” emigrates to the U.S?
Oh, now that's you just being silly...it's only about gey marriage 'rights'...nothing more.../huge sarc
It happens here too. Wife and I have been watching a show about polyamory on Showtime, and one of the groups is having a public commitment ceremony in California.
New Paltz NY to follow suit and top it with a three person and non-human civil union next week... /hoping to be sarc, New Paltz might actually do it.
It’s only a matter of time before you see all kinds of marriages. Certainly there’s more historical basis for a man having multiple wives than there is for 2 men being “married”. Once you define marriage as “2 people who love each other”, the next logical question is “Why do we need to stop at 2?”
This is simply polygamy marriage, isn’t it? The Muslims do it. The old-style Mormons did it. Heck, the Old Testament is full of people with many wives. I’m really not into such thing, but this is not new at all.
And it’s only the beginning...I remember a chuckle story about a man in the ME being made to marry a donkey. It’s becoming a reality.
Or, as Charlie Sheen would put it, “that’s how I roll.”
The whole Muslim world accepts marriage with multiple wives. This has a lot more support than gay marriage. Next will be demands to allow child brides.
The logical next step.
The really stupid part is that these people argue as if the license creates the marriage. As marriages go, the license is a meaningless slip of paper. It is about the covenant, not the paper. The license is government acknowledgement of the covenant ... a license without the covenant is just a tax break.
The truth is, gay couples can’t be married, no matter how many licenses they have. Neither can trios. Honestly, there are some straight couples with licenses that aren’t as married as they think.