Three Men In Colombia Become First Legal ‘Polyamorous Family’

It's hard enough to find one person to love and want to be with for the rest of your life, but some of us apparently are lucky enough to find two, creating a thruple.


Now some of us don't even think marriage is a good thing for anyone while others feel we all should be able to marry so we can have the pleasure of getting divorced.  But what about a thruple?  Can that be a legal thing?  Enter Colombia.

Three gay men say they have gained legal recognition as the first "polyamorous family" in Colombia, where same-sex marriages were legalised last year.

"We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family," said one of the men, actor Victor Hugo Prada, in a video published by Colombian media on Monday.

He said he and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance rights.

"This establishes us as a family, a polyamorous family. It is the first time in Colombia that has been done."

Lawyer and gay rights activist German Rincon Perfetti said there are many three-person unions in Colombia but this was the first one to be legally recognised.

"It is a recognition that other types of family exist," he told AFP.

A ruling by the constitutional court in April 2016 made Colombia the fourth South American country to definitively legalise same-sex marriage, after Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. –

What do you think Instincters? 

If we are all anti-binary and fluid, we should say this is the way to be? 


Is this polygamy?

Polygamy and bigamy are illegal in the US, but as the Utah "sister wives" show, it goes on anyway. Essentially they mean the same thing – someone has more than one spouse. More often than not, it's when a man has more than one wife. In some states, the law uses the terms interchangeably.

Could this polyamorous legal action happen in the United States where polygamy is illegal?

Will a case like this come forward and challenge the anti-polyamorous marriage law?


Will straight Colombians look into this now legal polyamorous option?


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