Friday, April 5, 2013

Brazil: State of Parana legalizes marriage equality

Word comes from On Top Magazine that Parana is the tenth state in Brazil to legalize marriage equality:

On Wednesday, Parana (South) became the tenth Brazilian state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry without the permission of a judge, the AFP reported. While no federal law allows gay couples to marry in Brazil, the nation’s Supreme Court in 2011 ruled that the government must recognize the unions of gay couples.

It looks like Brazil, with 27 states, has a similar situation as the USA with marriage equality proceeding state by state.

One major difference is that there’s no DOMA, and so these states’ couples are recognized at the federal level, too.

Congratulations Parana!

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