Three-Person Civil Union in Brazil Sparks Controversy

A man in Brazil has been allowed to join in a civil union with two women, reports state.

The man, whose name has not been released, has been living with this two girlfriends for three years and all have been sharing expenses. They also have a joint account at the local bank.

The threesome stated that they felt that they should conduct some sort of official ceremony to protect the rights of the other in the event of separation or death.

Public notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues defended her decision to allow the union by stating that such an arrangement is not prohibited by law.

“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,” she opined.

However, others have denounced Domingues’ approval of the relationship and have called it “absurd.”

“[This is] something completely unacceptable, which goes against Brazilian values and morals,” stated attorney Regina Beatriz Tavares De Silva.

  • Connect with Christian News

Christians and other groups have expressed their disapproval as well.

It is not known whether such arrangement will continue to be recognized by the Brazilian government or if it will be challenged in the courts.

The threesome was wed in early summer, but have kept their arrangement quiet until recently. They refuse to give their names or provide photographs, however.

A special message from the publisher...

Dear Reader, because of your generous support, we have received enough funds to send many audio Bibles to Iraqi and Syrian refugees displaced by ISIS in the Middle East. Many have been distributed and received with gladness. While we provide for the physical needs of the people, we seek to provide the eternal hope only found in Jesus Christ through the word of God. Would you join us by making a donation today to this important work? Please click here to send an audio Bible to a refugee family >>

Print Friendly, PDF & Email