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Fully-recognised civil unions in Brazil are one step closer

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  1. Good for Brazil!

    Just keeps better better, and the bigots get more isolated in their lunacy. And yet there still hasn’t been any manifestation of polygamy and horse marriages as a result of allowing the extension of a simple civil liberty…. wonder why? Could they be lying?

    No doubt we’ll have Aiden in here again with his “its not happening” comment if disillusion.

    1. *comment if disillusion = comment of disillusion.

  2. Legally recognised same sex marriages are already taking place in Brazil so it seems a bi odd that they’ve only just got around to finishing up the legislation for civil unions. They need to get on with formalising marriage as it is a bit of a muddle there at the moment. Some states just allow civil unions, some allow civil unions to be upgraded into marriage and at least one allows same sex couples to go straight into marriage without having to enter a civil union first. The sooner that later option is normalised nationally the better. With Brazil and Argentina and marriage equality in the pipeline in Uruguay and Colombia that will cover a vast amount of South America and really encourage other countries there to hurry up and make changes.

    1. The complexities of the issue of marriage and civil unions in Brazil is a bit of a mess. At least one state already has equal marriage. This act was reviewing the law that the Supreme Court insisted on. I hope the momentum for equal marriage across the entire nation will accelerate.

  3. NEWS FLASH:
    Onemillionmoms boycott Brazil….

    1. that’s news to me.

      gotta link?

  4. With the aim of starting a family? Is this a requirement, or a clause or what? I cannot start a family, neither can my partner. We are both infertile due to hysterectomy.

    Well, I suppose this is the reason we hire lawyers, to sort through the mess.

    1. One can certainly have a family without children. I think they are trying to differentiate between two people trying to build a life together, and two people who just happen to live together.

  5. Brazillian guys are hot. Now that Brazil is becoming more gay-friendly, I have no excuse not to go there for holiday.

    1. Don’t make the mistake that I made on holiday in Rio though.

      I went to a club and discovered that most of the guys who were cruising were actually looking for payment. Not my experience in Europe but Brazil is a beautiful country – great beaches, great hotels, great scenery, great food. Just if you head out to a bar be aware that hustlers are around a great deal – although maybe I was choosing the wrong bars!

  6. GingerlyColors 25 May 2012, 1:43pm

    We can no longer not ignore Brazil as it has become a major player on the world stage and has the second largest economy in the New World. Until the mid 1980’s Brazil was run by a military dictatorship but starting with Argentina in 1983, dictators across the whole continent started to fall like dominos. Today South America is playing catch-up with Europe on a whole range of issues including LGBT rights. I do give one piece of advice to South America though, don’t try bringing in a single currency!

    1. That There Other David 25 May 2012, 2:24pm

      Or least if they’re going to do the currency thing, to do it right. Don’t just let everyone in on day one and hope for the best.

  7. Julio Marinho 25 May 2012, 5:38pm

    The law will not be approved by the Senate. Make no mistake, the Brazil is the country that kills homosexuals worldwide.

    1. 266 homosexuals were murdered in 2011, and more than 130 in the first five months of 2012.

      Brazil needs to outlaw homophobia before it can legalize marriage equality.

  8. We’ll have to wait and see if the resolution is passed by the Brazilian Congress which is composed of Pentecostal evangelicals every bit as homophobic as President Dilma Vana Rousseff.

  9. The Brazil is a beautiful country, but it’s not just homophobia that is great, also the violence, 70% of murders that happen in this country are not solved, it has a corrupt government, some states resemble African countries, other European countries , massive social inequality. In the midst of all the gay cause than to fight for their rights, must fight to survive too.

  10. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 26 May 2012, 1:03am

    Brazil is and has always been ahead of the United States on LGBT rights!

    Civil unions are progress! However full marriage equality is much better than civil unions!

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