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    Three-way civil union concerns meaning of marriage and family

    Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has signed off on a three-person civil union. It's the first of its kind, and it's packed with love and economic advantages. But conservatives will not hear anything of it. They're seeing red.

    Civil union and not a marriage, but...

    A number of people assume that marriage and civil unions are different, which partly has to do with the law, but the definitions show that they are really virtually the same. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines marriage as:

    “(1) The state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) : the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.”
    In the past, description 2 would not have been there. However, language changes as we change, and with more gay marriage, description 2 becomes more necessary. Meaning of language changes, and that is part of the problem.

    A Brazilian lawyer named Regina Beatriz Tavares da Silva explained that the idea of a civil union is “absurd and totally illegal.” She is not the only person with this opinion. It seems that a lot of religious people do not believe in these types of unions because it is considered to be a sin. This brings on a lot of hostility towards one another in the country, and a ton of fundamentalists are following down bad paths.

    A three-pronged union

    There is certainly an economic advantage to having three individuals in a union since the “Brazilian Three” live together in Rio de Janeiro, share bank accounts and share expenses. They have been together for three years. Domingues says that they love each other and do not want everyone to see it. They are just trying to be together peacefully, even if it is not socially acceptable.

    Jurist Nathaniel Santos Batista Junior told Sao Paulo's Globo television news that he helped draft the three-person civil union document not as a political statement, but simply in order to shield the rights of the group of three in the event of death or separation. Domingues did not deny the import of this civil union, however, calling it a brand new wrinkle in the definition of “family.”

    "We are only recognizing what has always existed. We are not inventing anything,” she said. "For better or worse, it doesn't matter, but what we considered a family before isn't necessarily what we would consider a family today."
    The Brazilian courts, service providers and insurance agencies may not recognize the union, though it has been approved by a notary public.

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