The girl from Ipanema wants to marry the girl from Ipanema and the boy from Ipanema at the same time. But Christianists are out to thwart them:

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.

Why shouldn’t the law allow these three to do this if they are mutually consenting? Says the notary:

“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.”

She is saying that there is nothing to bind the institution of marriage to the past, or to anything beyond the consent of those wishing to formalize their union. Do you think she’s wrong? If not, why not? Who are you to impose your morality on this threesome?

Patrick Deneen: “Oh, that crazy Antonin Scalia and his ridiculous slippery slope arguments…”