Honeymoon In Rio: Sao Paolo Legalizes Gay Marriage

Dec 22, 2012

Rio-de-Janeiro-Gay-Pride-Brazil-2011-uol-26This week a judge in Brazil approved the country’s first officially recognized same-sex marriage.

Following an earlier ruling by the Brazilian Supreme Court, Sao Paulo state judge Fernando Henrique Pinto ruled two men could convert their civil union into a legal marriage.

Henceforth, same-sex couples in Sao Paulo will be able to automatically register their marriages without the need for a court order. The ruling even extends to foreign couples, which means the South American hotspot could turn into even more of a gay-travel destination.

In October, 47 gay and lesbian couples participated in a mass commitment ceremony.