Three men, Victor Hugo Prada, John Alejandro Rodriguez, and Manuel Jose Bermudez, have entered into a polyamorous family union recognized by the Colombian government, according to The Guardian. The three men, who are in a trieja, or “throuple,” are not married but are joined in what is called a “special patrimonial union.” That hasn’t dampened any of the excitement by the three men as they embark on a lifelong journey of unity and love.
On June 3, a notary officially signed the paperwork to join the three men in a polyamorous union.
— Manuel José Bermúdez (@comunicadorCiud) June 9, 2017
“We intend to validate our home, our family, our Constitution and our rights, because we had nothing solid legal to make us a family,” Hugo Prada told Colombian radio station LAFM.
The legal part of their union has been handled but their ceremony is still in the works.
“We want to make what’s intimate, public,” Prada told The Guardian. “We have no reason to hide it. We are just helping people realize that there are different types of love and different types of family.”
“It’s a special union bound by love,” Bermudez told AFP.
“It about the right to die with dignity, and to have legal inheritance rights,” Bermudez told AFP.
You can watch the full AFP news video about the “throuple” below.