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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Is Brazil the Best For Polycules?

Brazil shows promise of actually moving to full marriage equality, as we've noted before. Here's an article written by Thiago Amonico and translated by Tom Gatehouse about a polyamorous relationship...
Audhrey loved Eustáquio, who loved Rita, who loved Audhrey. The three decided to live together eight years ago and today they are a family.
Good for them.
This is not a shorter, happier and more liberal version of the famous Carlos Drummond de Andrade poem "Quadrilha". Rather, it is the story of a family from Belo Horizonte that a year ago obtained a polyamorous civil partnership - official recognition of their situation. At least eight such documents have been issued in Brazil.
Good for Brazil.

Here are the particulars of this relationship...

Audhrey Drummond, 49, and Eustáquio Generoso, 57, got married in 1988 and had an on-off relationship until 1997. During that time they had a son, Iago, who is 23.

A year after they split up, Eustáquio began seeing Rita Carvalho, 45. But when Audhrey and Eustáquio met again in 2003, Audhrey admitted that she was still in love with him. "I told him that I didn't mind if Rita was in the picture," she says.
This is not a triangular relationship, but a ménage à trois, with Eustáquio living with both his wife and his mistress. He has his own room, with the women sleeping with him for a week at a time.
If that works for them, great!
The public notary Fernanda Leitão believes that they are supported by a 2011 Supreme Court decision which equated homosexual civil partnerships with heterosexual marriage.
It's very simple. Let all consenting adults have the relationships to which they mutually agree, and let all consenting adults have access to whatever legal unions their government has. There's no good reason to deny people these rights.
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