Brazil court: Officials must issue marriage certificates to gay couples

05/17/2013 | BBC · Huffington Post, The

While a marriage-equality bill awaits action in Brazil, a court with jurisdiction over the country's judiciary said this week that notary publics must register civil unions as marriages if a same-sex couple requests it. The ruling is seen as a step toward marriage equality, but conservatives have so far blocked passage of a national law that would establish it in all 27 Brazilian states.

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