A group of Colombian men in a three-way gay relationship have celebrated getting married.
The trio describe themselves as a “polyamorous couple”, and have taken advantage of the Latin American state’s unusually permissive legal approach to marriage.
Colombia is a rarity in recognizing both gay marriage and polygamy – to the apparent delight of Hugo Prada, John Alejandro Rodriguez and Manuel Jose Bermudez, who live in the city of Medellín.
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According to the AFP news agency, Prada, Rodriguez and Bermudez are the first to officially secure a three-person single sex marriage.
Prada, who works as an actor, said: “We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family. This establishes us as a family, a polyamorous family. It is the first time in Colombia that has been done.”
Colombia finds itself in something of a legal sweet spot when it comes to unconventional marriages.
More than 50 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East recognize polygamy – but mostly take a very repressive approach to homosexuality.
By contrast, most Western nations where gay marriage has been made legal have laws against marrying more than one person.