Brazilian Judge Approves Country's First Gay Marriage

First New York, now Brazil.

How the NY Gay Marriage Bill Is Changing Latina Lives

Just days after New York passed gay marriage, a Brazilian judge has approved what is apparently the South American nation's first gay marriage. Sao Paulo state judge Fernando Henrique Pinto says he has ruled that two men can convert their civil union into a marriage.

Brazil Recognizes Legal Rights of Same-Sex Couples, Defies Church

Brazil's Supreme Court ruled in May that same-sex civil unions must be recognized, but that decree stopped short of approving gay marriages.

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