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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    Unprecedented civil union unites Brazilian trio


    There was a similar outcry when "stable unions" between same-sex couples were allowed for the first time. The country's supreme court ruled that a gay couple in a civil union had the same rights as a married heterosexual couple, but there is debate about whether such rights can be extended to a trio.

    But to Domingues, a public notary in the city of Tupa in Sao Paulo state, there is nothing preventing nontraditional relationships from being granted "stable union" status.

    The trio considers themselves a family and is entitled to be seen as such in the public record, Domingues said.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Palm Springs
    And what will the state do when one spouse is incapacitated and the other two spouses disagree? This is not the stability intended by civil marriage.

    Are the three people a "family"? Sure, if they like. Fine with me. But a family is not the same as a married couple.

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