Like we didn’t see this coming. The BBC reports that three people from Rio de Janeiro were recently granted a civil union:
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.
According to Globo TV, the union was formalised three months ago, but only became public this week.
Don’t tell me this slope isn’t slippery either. Once you start redefining things, there is no going back. Yeah, there may be controversy about the Trio from Rio now, but are we really going to be surprised when in, say 2025 or so, we see a picture on the front of Time magazine of some dude in Vermont standing in front of a preacher, and next to him a mule decked out in the most fabulous de la Renta?
The answer is no, we will not be surprised, because that’s the nature of secular progressivism. Ever expand the limits of morally acceptable behavior, and alter society’s perception of what is good and what is bad. By definition, what was immoral becomes moral, what was bad becomes good, and the trend marches on.
And The National Catholic Reporter will be there to tell us that this is what Jesus is all about. Lovely.