Brazil Recognizes Civil Unions

(TW for violence and homophobia in the linked article.)

Brazil's Supreme Court ruled yesterday that same-sex civil unions must be recognized. According to the AP "The ruling, however, stopped short of legalizing gay marriage in Brazil."

Brazil's high court ruled that gay couples are entitled to "the same legal rights as heterosexual pairs when it comes to alimony, retirement benefits of a partner who dies and inheritances."

Go, Brazil!

The Catholic Church, of course, opposed the measure.

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