Three women have decided to tie the knot with one another in marriage. It seems that the concept continues to expand. Here’s how it happened.
Three professionals — a dentist (32), businesswoman (32), and office manager (34) — according to Yahoo! News, had been in a mutual and sexual relationship with one another for the past three years.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while choosing to remain anonymous, these women married in what’s known to be a mostly conservative and Catholic culture. While it may be contrasting, since Brazil is known for its sexual interests and influences in the world, this has been noted as “a big step.”
Notary public Fernanda de Freitas Leitao performed the civil union in early October and noted that their marriage is symbolic. MSN reports that this marriage isn’t formal.
Under Brazilian law, it would be considered bigamy. As defined by Merriam-Webster, bigamy is “the crime of marrying one person while you are still legally married to another.”
Yet, this trio is the first to enter into a three-person, all-woman union in the country. This was made possible by arrangements that were made in 2011 by a Brazilian Supreme Court ruling. The ruling authorized notary publics to perform such unions for homosexual couples. However, notary public Leitao noted that the principle and fundamentals from that particular ruling could also apply to those wishing to enter a polygamous union, as well.
The three Brazilian brides who are challenging the traditional family: A notary has “married” a trio of women… https://t.co/nPuVkx9Tvw
— burgerchrist (@burgerchrist) October 27, 2015
Well, these women not only became “wife and wife and wife,” they also expressed that they want to have and raise children just as “everyone else.” They feel that their particular family dynamic will help strengthen the child’s support system. If two parents are good, three must be better? In a sense, that’s what is being expressed from the married trio. Yahoo! News quotes the businesswoman as follows.
“We are preparing for my pregnancy…. The legalization is a way for the baby and for us to not end up abandoned and penniless. We want to enjoy the same maternal rights that everyone else has.”
In an interview, she told the medium that their matrimonial union is “the fruit of love.” She’s actually who would carry the baby and is currently in preparation to have a procedure.
Brazil women legally enter three-person civil union https://t.co/hdg08tMHsp
— BRIAN PELLOT (@brianpellot) October 23, 2015
Yet, while this is the first all-woman case in Brazil, it isn’t unheard of. In the United States — in August 2013 — three Massachusetts women entered into a similar union. However, their union was a formal ceremony — including a wedding. In 2014, New York Post reported that the “trouple” was expecting their first child.
At the time, the youngest of the trio had been impregnated with sperm from an unknown donor. She was in her second trimester. The source reports that she mentioned, during an interview, wanting to be a full-time mother. So, she elected to be the carrier.
The three were reported as having designated duties within the union. Brynn Young was mentioned as the breadwinner. Doll Young is responsible for cooking and all things “culinary.” Kitten, the youngest, is accountable for the clean-up. According to the news medium, it reports the trio saying that it’s a nice system that works for them.
In addition, The Daily Beast reports that polygamy is on the rise and could become a permissibly legalized union soon. The news medium interviewed Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. He mentioned the probability that it’d happen within the next 20 to 30 years; although, he also stated that there’s no way to really determine its concrete fixation in a timeline.
Nevertheless, what do you think about the marriages? Do you agree or disagree? What’s your take on their parenthood idea and concept? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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