Equality Index

The 15 Countries Where You Can Now (Or Soon) Get Hitched

Top cities: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
Legal since: May 2013
Number of married gay couples: too soon to tell
Many of Brazil’s states began sanctioning same-sex marriages in 2011, but a decision by the country’s Federal Court on May 14 of this year effectively legalized gay unions for the entire nation. Previously performed gay civil unions in Brazil were also immediately converted to marriages, if the parties so desired.