Brazil’s politicians have made a small step to catching up with their judges and legalizing same-sex marriage.
A proposal to allow same-sex civil unions has been before Brazil’s Congress for 16 years.
But yesterday (24 May) the human rights committee in Brazil’s Senate approved a change in the law to say a civil union is between two people, without saying they have to be opposite genders.
However even that stops short of full gay marriage. And the bill still has to pass through other senate committees before it can get to a full vote and become law.