Same-sex marriage in Alagoas

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Same-sex marriage is legal in the Brazilian state of Alagoas.[1][2] On 7 December 2011, the Alagoas Court of Justice ruled that same-sex marriages could be performed in the state.[3][4][5][6] The ruling came into effect upon publication, which happened on 6 January 2012.[6] This made Alagoas the first state in Brazil to allow same-sex couples to marry.[7][8] Civil unions have been legally performed in the state since May 2011 due to a Supreme Federal Court ruling.[9]

On 17 January 2012, a male couple who had lived together for almost 25 years became the second same-sex couple to marry in the state, and the first to do since the new ruling. Earlier, a lesbian couple had been able to have their civil union converted to a marriage.[10]

Marriage statistics[edit]

In 2013, 17 same-sex marriages were performed in the state. 14 were between female couples and 3 were between male couples.[11]

In 2014, 18 same-sex couples wed in Alagoas. Of these, 15 were female couples and 3 were male couples.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazil’s most populous state to allow same-sex marriage
  2. ^ Brazil’s São Paolo extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples
  3. ^ JAMES, MAGALHÃES DE MEDEIROS. "PROVIMENTO Nº 40, DE 06 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2011" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Redação, Por (6 January 2012). "Alagoas regulamenta o casamento civil entre gays em todos os cartórios do estado" (in Portuguese). guagh.com.br. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Iniciativa da Justiça de Alagoas facilita casamento gay" (in Portuguese). terra. 6 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b (Portuguese) Jurisdicional e Administrativo • 07/12/2011 • DJAL
  7. ^ Vermelho, Por (7 January 2012). "Alagoas facilita casamento de homossexuais" (in Portuguese). Correio de Brasil. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Justiça de AL e ES orientam cartórios sobre união gay" (in Portuguese). Consultor Jurídico. 7 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Same-sex unions recognized by Brazil's high court" (in Portuguese). 6 May 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  10. ^ (Portuguese) Alagoas registra seu segundo casamento gay
  11. ^ Vital Statistics 2013: Marriages
  12. ^ Vital Statistics 2014: Marriages