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Latino Daily News

Sunday May 8, 2011

Brazil Becomes Sixth Latin American Country to Recognize Same Sex Civil Unions

Brazil Becomes Sixth Latin American Country to Recognize Same Sex Civil Unions

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Brazil became the largest country to recognize same sex civil unions this week. On Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously voted to recognize same sex civil unions in an effort to promote equality and decrease violence against the gay population.

Brazil became the sixth country in Latin America to recognize gay civil unions, joining Colombia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico City.

The Supreme Court Ruling allows for same sex couples to share inheritances, pensions, health plans and have a legal route to divide belongings after a separation.