Colombia, where homosexual marriage was legalized in 2016, formally recognized a family of three men at the beginning of the month. “We wanted to formalize our home, our family. There was nothing legal to recognize us as a family, “said Viktor Ougo Prada, one of the three members of this union.
“We are a family, a ‘polygamous’ family. It’s the first time in Colombia, “he added.
This marriage involves a physical education teacher and a journalist who in 2000 had their first public homosexual marriage in Colombia.
Although such relationships are not uncommon, it is the first time they have “legitimized”, explained German Rincon Perfeti, a lawyer of the LGBT association. “It is a recognition that there are other family forms,” he said. In Colombia homosexual couples have the right to adopt children, whether they are the biological children of one of the couple or not.