In Brazil, a judge has recognized the right of three people to form a marriage. No, this isn't a polygamy kind of deal where one man has multiple wives. It's an egalitarian arrangement between three private people who aren't seeking publicity of any kind. They just want to be married to each other.
Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights.
She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement . . .
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 . . . Ms Domingues, who is based in the Sao Paulo city of Tupa, said the move reflected the fact that the idea of a "family" had changed.
"We are only recognising what has always existed. We are not inventing anything."
"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."
That sounds shockingly reasonable. I can't wait to live in a future world where the law acknowledges my wife and two husbands.