Brazil recognizes same sex unions

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  1. Cuddler

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    The world takes another step forward.

    Brazil's top court approves same-sex civil unions, setting precedent for gay rights - The Washington Post

    In a 10-0 vote, with one abstention, the justices said gay couples deserve the same legal rights as heterosexual pairs when it comes to alimony, retirement benefits of a partner who dies, and inheritances, among other issues.

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

    Folha.com - Cotidiano - STF reconhece por unanimidade a união gay - 05/05/2011

    "Por que o homossexual não pode constituir uma família? Por força de duas questões que são abominadas pela Constituição: a intolerância e o preconceito."

    [Why can't a homosexual make a family? By virtue of two issues that are abhorred by the Constitution: intolerance and prejudice.]
     
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    woo hoo! More evidence that Brazilians are hawt!

    Gratuitous pic. :tongue2:
     
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