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3-partner 'civil union' recognized in Brazil

August 29, 2012

A Brazilian notary has recognized a civil union involving 3 persons: a man and two women.

The three parties to the union, who have declined to be publicly identified, have been living together in Rio de Janeiro. The notary, Claudio do Nascimento Domingues, said: “We are only recognizing what has always existed; we are not inventing anything.”

While Domingues said that the existing law governing civil unions allows for a 3-party arrangement, conservative and religious leaders have charged that the registration further devalues the institution of marriage and family life.


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  • Posted by: - Aug. 30, 2012 9:15 AM ET USA

    I am shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going one here!

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 29, 2012 8:53 PM ET USA

    Here we go . . .