Main | Thursday, May 05, 2011

BREAKING: Brazil Poised To Approve Gay Marriage And/Or Civil Unions

There's no English-language news report to link to yet, but it appears that Brazil's Supreme Court is about to rule in favor of same-sex marriage or civil unions. Or both! JMG reader Andrew is watching the proceedings live on Brazilian television and reports: "It seems like there will be some interpretation about whether same sex civil unions and/or same sex marriage will be recognized; although it is looking like both options will exist. Regardless gay couple will have complete legal parity with rights to adoption, tax breaks, right to pension, etc that hetero married couples have."

Stand by for an update and hopefully, confirmation.

UPDATE: Fellow blogger Andres Duque notes in the comments that the voting happening right now is just about civil unions and not about full marriage.

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