A businesswoman, a female dentist and a female administrative manager have managed to turn the idea of a traditional Brazilian family on its head, after recently making their relationship official before a notary in Rio de Janeiro.
“We are a family and our union is the product of our love for one another,” said the businesswoman in an interview with the O Globo daily.
Good for them! Congratulations!
“I am going to get pregnant and we are preparing for this, including looking at it in financial terms. This legalization [of the union] is a way to prevent the baby, and us, from being left unprotected by the law,” one of the three brides told the press.So they are thinking ahead. We could use more of that!
Brazil’s top courts have not ruled on the legality of these types of plural unions, so each case is based on decisions made by local authorities.It would be nice if the matter was clearly established nationwide sooner rather than later.
In Rio, a regular congress has been held throughout the years – entitled Poliencontro – where polygamy and its effects on society are discussed and events organized for the public. A popular telenovela (soap opera) in Brazil has also featured a polygamous wedding between three women.
Since 2000, Freitas has registered scores of gay partnerships, even before they were officially legalized by the Supreme Court. She said that she had waited for years “with anxiety” so that she could finally register a trio in her notary office.Nobody should have to wait any longer.
According to the last figures compiled in 2013 by the Brazilian Geographic and Statistics Institute (IBEG), new types of families (single mothers, fathers raising their children alone, childless couples and same-sex partnerships) account for 56.1% of Brazilian households."New types of families?" I hope that's just bad translation. Families like this have always existed.
So now we'll see if Brazil will beat other countries to full marriage equality. National leaders around the world should step up and remove the foul chains of bigotry as soon as possible. There is no good reason to delay. Meanwhile, we wish these women all happiness in their life together and congratulate them on their polyamorous home.