Brazil: Court Recognizes Marriage of Gay Couple

Written by scott on April 23rd, 2012

Brazilian Court Recognizes Marriage of Gay CoupleA court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil approved a request to convert the civil union of a gay male couple into a civil marriage, the AFP reported.

Judge Luiz Felipe Francisco said Brazilian law does not prohibit marriage between members of the same sex.

“As there is no explicit barrier to marriage between two people of the same sex, it would be contrary to principles enshrined in the Constitution, such as equality, human dignity and pluralism [to deny the request,]” a statement reads.

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