Brazil Approves Same-Sex Unions

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Days after the Supreme Court voted in favor of allowing same-sex couples many of the same legal rights as married couples, the Evangelical Church says it wants to have the legal right to prohibit same-sex marriage ceremonies. The Supreme Court voted ten to zero to recognize same-sex unions, which will allow gay couples in Brazil to share inheritances, pensions, and health plans, as well as the adoption of children and a legal route to divide belongings after a separation.

The ruling, however, stopped short of legalizing gay . . .

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