In 10 Years of Permission, Same-Sex Marriages Quadruple in Brazil

Civil Registry offices were required to sign an act on May 14, 2013; however, there is no law that regulates the subject

In the last ten years, the number of same-sex marriages in Brazil has increased four times since the mandatory requirement imposed by the CNJ (National Council of Justice) in 2013.

In 2022, 12,987 same-sex marriages were registered, compared to 3,700 celebrations in the first year of mandatory.

Until April of this year, Brazil had 76,430 civil unions between people of the same sex. On average, 7,600 celebrations are held per year, 56% of which are between females and 44% between males.

São Paulo leads the ranking of same-sex celebrations, having performed 38.9%, with almost 30 thousand unions. Next comes Rio de Janeiro, with 8.6% of marriages (6,574), and Minas Gerais, where there were 6.6% of celebrations (5,062).

To carry out the civil marriage, the couple must go to the Civil registry office with identification documents and proof of residence, accompanied by two witnesses over 18 years of age.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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