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Pension rights in Brazil

Timothy Kincaid

December 10th, 2010

From Bloomberg

The Brazilian government says gay couples in a stable relationship are entitled to the same social security pension benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples.

The Social Security Ministry says in a Friday statement that the gay spouse of a retiree who dies will now be able to receive the pension payments once received by his or her companion. The policy covers formally registered workers who pay monthly social security fees.

This is interesting in that Brazil does not recognize same-sex couples outside of one state. Rio Grande del Sul recognized civil unions.

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Ben in Oakland
December 11th, 2010 | LINK

I could be wrong about this, but I think either rio or sao Paolo recognize domestic partnerships.

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