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Three Men Legally Marry in Colombia

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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

 “This establishes us as a family, a polyamorous family. It is the first time in Colombia that has been done.”

“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.

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