Wait until the religious nutjobs get wind of this one…
A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. The says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as “absurd and totally illegal”. The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they have already opened a joint bank account, which is also not prohibited by any law.
If the gays were smart, they’d use this to their advantage.
Denying “gay marriage” has never had anything to do with “the sanctity of marriage” and everything to do with deep-seeded homophobia. If religious zealots were really worried about the future of marriage, they’d work toward outlawing divorce. Guess what happens when gay people get married? More people get married. So the marriage rate goes up.
Straight people are the biggest threat to “traditional marriage” and this is a prime example. I mean, not to make any assumptions about these people, but I’d be willing to bet that either of those women would gladly have a one-on-one relationship with that guy, but the dude wants both of them. (How you doin, Stevie J?) Polygamist unions are never about bi- or homosexuality. The majority of the time it’s about a guy who wants his shady ways validated. Or about a guy who wants a bunch of women to take care of him. Or about women who don’t have the backbone to say “no, this isn’t what I want.” (There are some polygamist situations where everybody truly is happy, but those are few and far between.)
So this guy wants to move his sidepiece up front and center and he wants the government to recognize it. This has nothing to do with me or gay marriage and everything to do with some horny man and his two co-dependent women. Let’s see how long it takes the Republican news pipeline to funnel this story straight into some form of anti-gay bigotry…