As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.
Brazil currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, but it does recognize valid unions of gay and lesbian couples from other jurisdictions for immigration purposes. As of May, 2011, Brazil also offers civil unions, after the Supreme Court found in favor of the plantiffs. Brazil also allows adoption by gay and lesbian couples. Some individual states in Brazil do recognize marriage equality.
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Relationship Recognition: Some
Out of State Recognition: No
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After Transgender Girl Fined By School, Boys Wear Skirts in Protest
Sep 21st, 2014
My favorite story of the week:
Nine days after transgender student Maria Muniz was fined by school officials for wearing a skirt, a group of her Colegio Pedro II classmates decided to stage a protest: both male and female students would all wear skirts on the same day. Soon after their demonstration an ecstatic Muniz learned that the school's decision was... read_more
Transgender Update 4/29/14
Apr 29th, 2014
We have a few new stories for you this morning on the transgender rights front.
Brazil: Huffington Post Live put together a great video of what it's like to be gay or transgender in Brazil. full story
USA: A new book, entitled "Queerly Beloved", discusses what happens when a woman comes out to her female partner as transgender. read_more
Brazil: 130 Same Sex Couples Married in Mass Wedding in Rio De Janeiro
Dec 9th, 2013
It was a joyous scene in Rio de Janeiro as more than 100 gay couples were married in a mass ceremony.
In Brazil on Sunday, approximately 130 gay couples married in a mass wedding, as same-sex marriage became legal in the city/state of Rio de Janeiro. 14 of Brazil's 27 states have legalized same-sex marriage. RioAFP reports: In... read_more
Brazil: Gay Man Stages Flash Mob to Propose to Partner
Mar 19th, 2013
We love this whole phenomenon - in Brazil, a gay man wanted to propose to his partner. So what better way than a flash mob? Queerty reports:
A nervous Brazilian man enlisted the help of a flash mob to help him propose to his boyfriend. According to a note on the video's YouTube page (at least... read_more