LGBT+ activists across Latin America welcome Vatican move on same-sex blessings

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12/27/2023

SÃO PAULO – Catholic members of LGBT+ communities in Latin America have welcomed a new Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessings for same-sex couples, including in nations where civil legislation does not recognize same-sex relationships. Catholic faith communities that work with LGBT+ members have been formally organized over the past decades in Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Brasil, Argentina, Peru, and Paraguay. While populous nations like Brazil and Argentina approved same-sex marriage more than a decade ago, several countries in Latin America don’t have legislation allowing it. That’s the case with most of Central America and also with South American states such as Peru and Paraguay.

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