Colombia legally recognizes union between three men

A public notary in Medellín has authorized the union between three men, declaring that the three of them constitute a family and are each others’ legal partners. Colombia’s constitutional court approved marriage equality in 2016, and had in 2015 granted same-sex couples the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. However, such moves have invited a backlash from conservatives, who this year attempted to trigger a referendum to overturn the adoption ruling. Attempts have also been made for a disciplinary investigation into the Medellín notary who legalized the union.