Brazil sees its first civil union — between three women

Christian Examiner reports:

Three women in Brazil have entered into a polyamorous civil union, a step toward three-way marriage, the American Foreign Press (AFP) has reported.

According to AFP, the women have reportedly “shared a bed for years and say they want to raise a child,” but the government in the deeply conservative Catholic country does not recognize marriage among more than two people.

That isn’t stopping the women – a dentist, businesswoman and office manager – from pressuring the legal system to recognize their union.

“The union is just symbolic” at this point, the women’s attorney, Fernanda de Freitas Leitao, said. At this point, it only demonstrates “how they intend to have children.”

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