Three-Person Civil Union Granted in Brazil

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. 

He is not amused by what is going on down there.

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.



  • phc

    So person A, person B, and person C are all married now. How nice.

    What happens if B no longer can handle living with A and wants a divorce, does that mean A and C are divorced also? Or can B divorce A while still being married to C? What if C doesn’t want to be married to B if B is divorcing A? Oh poor A!
    Oh dear!
    Oh dear!

  • Joannie

    It’s a good thing next year the Pope is going to Rio for World Youth Day next summer. The timing could not have been any better and this action of allowing polygamy in Brazil is a good example of why after Pope Paul’s 1968 encyclical was released (and ignored or rejected) what he said would happen did A GENERAL LOWERING OF MORALS the first thing he pointed out as well as how “easy it would be for governments to try to use this anti-birth and anti life and even these pathetic attempts to “redefine” or “rethink” the idea of Family or worse still Marriage. It all goes against the Natural Law, and when you insist on going against that Law your peoples Nation and finally civilization will be extinct. It has gotten nothing to do with “rights” or “Equality” these are nothing but Marxist buzzwords and jargon to bring about a Marxist Utopia.

  • Rich

    And now, the Rest of the Story. (It is also important to read the last paragraph)
    “Ms da Silva, who is president of the Commission for the Rights of the Family within the Institute of Lawyers, says the union will not be allowed to remain in place.

    While Ms Domingues has approved the union, it is not clear whether courts, service providers and private companies such as health insurance providers will accept the ruling.”

    So the slippery slope is on a ant hill and not a Mountain. Methinks the World can handle this tragedy without a major disruption in the fabric of Civilization. Rio will continue with plans for the World Cup and the Olympics as planned. Whew!

  • Rich

    It bothers me that so many people bring up marrying an animal. Are that that many conservatives that have this untold fascination? They seem to have a lot different idea about what marriage is than do the people that advocate for same gender marriage.
    I guess I feel sorry for the spouses who feel stuck in a traditional marriage when they really want to “horse around.” Perhaps they have forgotten that the people asking about marrying people of the same gender are taking about a committed relationship with a person that they love.
    The ones wishing to ride some slippery slope into the barnyard will need to advocate this on their own. This is not part of any marriage equality proposal that anyone is currently backing.
    Only those opposed to same gender marriage equality as talking about animals as an option. We will continue to pray for them, but urge them to seek out help of a clergy person or therapist. In the meantime, please say away from my Great Dane.



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