Brazil approves same-sex marriage
Catholic World News - May 16, 2013
Brazil’s top legal body has ruled that marriage licenses cannot be denied to same-sex couples.
The ruling by the National Council of Justice makes Brazil the 3rd nation in Latin America to allow for legal recognition of same-sex unions. Chief Justice Joaquim Barbosa of the Supreme Court said that licenses can be issued immediately, without waiting for parliamentary action to change the existing laws.
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Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
May. 16, 2013 7:01 PM ET USA
Just a few days ago the attorney general of Texas issued a warning/opinion that municipalities and counties in Texas who offer marital benefits to same-sex couples are in violation of the Texas Constitution. A group in San Antonio has threatened a suit against the city if they do not rescind this policy. There is movement against institutionalizing sexual abuse!