PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse

130 gay and lesbian couples flocked to a Rio de Janeiro courthouse to get married in a record-setting ceremony.

BY Advocate.com Editors

December 09 2013 1:37 PM ET

More than 100 same-sex couples participated in a mass wedding at Rio de Janeiro's Superior Court of Justice Sunday. The ceremony has been billed as the world's largest communal gay wedding, Agence France-Presse reports.

Brazil became the third country in Latin America to approve marriage equality when a court ruled that same-sex couples cannot be denied the right to obtain a marriage license. A final law has yet to be passed, but some public offices have already begun accepting marriage applications.


Emanuella Rosa (left) and Romilda Celina pose before their wedding ceremony Sunday at the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro. 130 gay couples were married in the first massive wedding ceremony since the first gay marriage in Rio de Janeiro in 2011.

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