Brazil: proposal would allow churches to decline same-sex marriages
Catholic World News - October 18, 2013
A Brazilian legislative commission on human rights has recommended a measure ensuring that religious bodies would not be require to solemnize same-sex marriages.
Since a court decision brought same-sex marriage to Brazil last year, the commission called for legislation recognizing the rights of church bodies. The proposal would allow a religious body to decline to officiate at marriages of those “who violate its values, doctrines, and beliefs.”
The proposal will be brought forward in Brazil’s legislature if it is approved by a constitutional committee.
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