This topic is interesting! Several states have expanded the legal rights available to spouses in same sex relationships through civil union or domestic partnerships. Apparently, a recent ruling in Brazil is once again bringing the political theater of concept of matrimony to the forefront and conservatives in the South American country are up in arms. BBC News reports that a notary in Sao Paulo has recognized a civil union
between three individuals two ladies and one male. According to Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues, the trio has lived together long enough to warrant family rights, and Brazilian law has nothing that forbids such an agreement.