Associated Press Published 2: That ruling led to federal and state actions to explicitly abridge marriage on the basis of sex in order to prevent the marriages of same-sex couples from being recognized by law, the most prominent of which was the federal DOMA. November 19, There is no record to date of consensual homosexual acts being punished by anything but jail terms of differing lengths and fines. May 16, SinceBrazil has recognized same-sex civil unions and granted those couples many of the same rights as heterosexual married couples, including adoption, inheritance, and pension benefits. The same-sex marriage Senate endorsement tracker.
This granted same-sex couples inheritance, adoption, and divorce rights. BBC News. Bulgaria 7 Cambodia: January 29,