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Brazil To Become 15th Country To Offer Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

History has been made in Brazil today, as the National Council of Justice has voted 14-1 to support a resolution stipulating that same-sex couples should be able to receive marriage licenses throughout the entire country. In 2011, the Brazilian Supreme Court had ruled that it was unconstitutional to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but up to this point, local jurisdictions could decide whether to offer the freedom to marry — 12 states and the federal district had already started doing so.

The council’s decision, which will be published sometime in the coming days, advises that no notary can refuse to perform a same-sex marriage. The ruling could, however, be appealed to the Supreme Court. Previous guidance had suggested that Congress needed to pass a marriage equality law, which it is considering, but Minister Joaquim Barbosa suggested this was “nonsense.”

Pending the implementation of this ruling, Brazil will become the 15th country to offer nationwide marriage equality, joining Uruguay and France, who passed laws just last month.

by Anonymousreply 1405/16/2013

When does this become a law?

by Anonymousreply 105/14/2013

If it is not appealed or stopped by the Supreme Court, immediately.

by Anonymousreply 205/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 305/14/2013

Circa 2120 The USA and Saudi Arabia will join as the 154th and 155th countries.

by Anonymousreply 405/14/2013

[quote]Circa 2120 The USA and Saudi Arabia will join as the 154th and 155th countries.

Replace "The USA" with "The UK" and it'll make sense.

At least we have parts of the country that have gay marriage. They don't.

by Anonymousreply 505/14/2013

Just don't get into a fender bender on the way to your wedding in their shitty cars. You will die.

by Anonymousreply 605/14/2013

Will the CNJ decision be appealed?

by Anonymousreply 705/16/2013

Hot Guys!

by Anonymousreply 805/16/2013

The USA is becoming a nation of Religious Troglodytes.

by Anonymousreply 905/16/2013

r9, where have you been the last 235 years?

by Anonymousreply 1005/16/2013

R11 Fuck off you idiot.

by Anonymousreply 1205/16/2013

Iran will have equal marriage before Texas or Tennessee.

by Anonymousreply 1305/16/2013

R11 = utter and complete moron

by Anonymousreply 1405/16/2013
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