Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

first_imgBBC News 28 Aug 2012A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. 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. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as “absurd and totally illegal”. 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.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19402508last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, June 11, 2014•1:30 p.m. Injury accident in the 700 block E. First, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Dawn G. Akers, 43, Wellington.•1:32 p.m. Dawn G. Akers, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.•3:45 p.m. Dawn G. Akers, 43, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.•8 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington involving a juvenile male, 17, Wellington and a fixed object/telephone pole owned by A T & T.•8:32 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive driving.last_img