Posted on | August 31, 2012 by Wendy Wright |
A three-person civil union was accepted by a notary in Brazil who argued “what we considered a family before isn’t necessarily what we would consider a family today,” reports the BBC.
Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues says the man and two women are entitled because the law does not prevent it.
Regina Beatriz Tavares da Silva, president of the Commission for the Rights of the Family within the Institute of Lawyers, says the civil union will not stand. She told the BBC it was “absurd and totally illegal”, and “something completely unacceptable which goes against Brazilian values and morals”.
Courts and private companies such as health insurance providers may not accept the notary’s decision.
Uziel Santana, president of the National Association of Evangelical Jurists, wrote in an email interview with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN), “So-called ‘polyamory,’ is another line to be crossed, as well as pedophilia, which is likewise defended.”
This “is not a phenomenon only of Brazil. It is worldwide, because organizations such as the International Lesbian and Gay Alliance (ILGA) support and finance these causes in favor of sexual liberation and the deconstruction of Christian ethics.”
Religious leaders – in and outside Brazil – are criticizing the ruling.
Andrea Williams, an attorney and CEO of Christian Concern in the UK, said, “Formalising a three-person civil union is not simply recognising other conceptions of the family. It is normalising them, making them mainstream and tacitly endorsing them. Family structures matter, with one man and one woman united in marriage proven to be the best for children’s welfare. Laws relating to the family also matter and the future of the healthy family is under threat from nonsensical redefinitions such as this.”