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Brazil Grants Gays Inheritance Rights

Brazil’s Superior Tribunal of Justice ruled that Milton Alves Pedrosa has the right to inherit property he shared with his male partner, Jair Prearo, who passed away. Prearo’s father had disputed Pedrosa’s claim.

Rep. Marta Suplicy said that the ruling will make it easier to pass legislation that would grant equal rights and benefits to homosexual couples already available to heterosexual, married couples. The proposed legislation will appear before the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies later this year.

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AP - February 12, 1998

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