Three gay men say they have been legally recognised as the first “polyamorous family” in Colombia, where same-sex marriages were legalised last year.
One of the men, actor Victor Hugo Prada, said in a video published by Colombian media on Monday “We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family.”
He added that he and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance
“It is a recognition that other types of family exist,” he told AFP.
In April 2016, Colombia became the fourth South American country to legalise same-sex marriage, after Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.