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Brazil Is Now The 3rd Place In South America LGBTs Can Marry

In May, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that gay civil unions deserved greater legal recognition. Then in June, a Brazilian state court allowed two men to legally upgrade their civil union into a full marriage. And now Brazil’s Supreme appeals court has ruled that two women can legally marry. Parabéns!

If the ruling holds then they’ll join Mexico City and Argentina as the only South Latin American places where LGBTs can tie the knot. Honeymoon in Rio—that place is hot as balls!

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Oct 26, 2011
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  • 9 Comments
    • Mark
      Mark

      Seriously? Mexico City isn’t in South America… still, though, as a Brazilian-American, this makes me very happy!

      Oct 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisC
      ChrisC

      Wow! Amazing news! Congrats to all of Brazils LGBTs!

      PS: Mexico is in North America. lol.

      Oct 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank
      Frank

      Mexico City is not a country…and Mexico is in North America…someone needs to learn at least how to use Wikipedia

      Oct 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      Queerty, get your facts right. This doesn’t mean that Brazil will have marriage equality across the country at all. Several couples so far have been granted the right to marry but it has NOT been extended to the entire country, yet and hasn’t been legislated for all gays to have the right to marry.

      Oct 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jo
      Jo

      @Frank: Thank you! Google is your friend people!!!

      Oct 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guss
      Guss

      @Frank: No, but same sex marriage is not legal in all of Mexico, just Mexico City.

      Oct 27, 2011 at 3:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Arik
      Arik

      Mexico is part of North American, but its also part of Latin America

      “Latin America (Spanish: América Latina or Latinoamérica; Portuguese: América Latina; French: Amérique latine) is a region of the Americas where Romance languages (i.e., those derived from Latin) – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken.”

      Oct 27, 2011 at 5:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      @Gus: No, Mexico City is where marriage equality is performed, but the Mexican Supreme Court ruled it is recognized nationwide

      Oct 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark Moscow
      Mark Moscow

      Mexico City in North America. Not in South.

      Oct 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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