LGBT people in Brazil. Many states enacted protections for gender identity at the same time as for sexual orientation, while others did so some years later. As ofa federal anti-discrimination law is pending approval on the Brazilian Senate. Stable unions grant many legal rights, such as the right to be recognized as a couple in legal issues, common ownership of property acquired jointly, including transmittance and inheritance, recognition of the partner as a dependent at the National Institute of Social Security, on health plans and with insurers. One program in Rio de Janeiro focuses on the reintegration of transvestites into society through training and employment opportunities. There are, however, associations of transgender people in several Brazilian states and cities. Retrieved May 7,
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Same-sex adoption in Brazil. This page was last edited on 27 Februaryat With few exceptions, the only professions open to them are nursing, domestic service, hairdressing, gay entertainment, and prostitution. Notaries must recognize same-sex marriage - CNN. MambaOnline - Gay South Africa online. One such case is the case of a binational gay couple who was forced to leave Chicago and move to Brazil, just so they could be together.
The State and Municipalities shall ensure, within their territory and within the limits of their competence, the fullness and guarantee of the rights and social principles provided for in the Federal Constitution and in the international treaties in force in [Brazil], including those concerning urban, rural workers and public servants, as well as the prohibition of discrimination based on religious belief or sexual orientation. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat Ina survey conducted by Ministry of Health of Brazil revealed that the Brazilian gay population has more money than heterosexual population. The New York Times. Following Brazil's example, other countries in South America have made major advances in the recognition of same-sex relationships, including immigration rights, for example, Colombia in On May 5,the Supreme Federal Court voted in favor of granting same-sex couples the same legal rights as married couples.