The idea that gay marriage will lead to demands for polygamous marriage and people marrying their pets is often pooh-poohed as scaremongering and ‘gay bashing’, and the so-called ‘slippery slope effect is often decried as nonsense:
A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people.
I wonder what those people are saying now?
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.”