The Inter-American Court of Human Rights defended this week the equal marriage. The defense takes place in response to a Costa Rican inquiry into the matter.
The issue, in turn, was treated in the country as sexual orientation and gender identity are categories protected by the American Convention on Human Rights. Brazil is one of the participating regions.
The Inter-American Court has ruled that “all economic rights deriving from the family bond of same-sex couples should be protected without any discrimination in relation to heterosexual couples.”
In addition, the court added that protection goes beyond marriage issues and involves all the rights recognized to heterosexual couples.