IBGE analyzes data on same-sex marriage in Brazil for the first time

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IBGE analyzes data on same-sex marriage in Brazil for the first time

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) has, for the first time, analyzed data on same-sex marriages in Brazil. This analysis became possible thanks to a 2013 resolution by the National Justice Council, which mandates that all civil registry offices must conduct civil unions for same-sex couples. According to the survey, same-sex marriages account for 0.35% of the total number of heterosexual marriages. Among these, 52% (1,926) were between women and 48% (1,775) between men. The average age at marriage is 37 for men and 35 for women.

Most of these marriages occurred in the Southeast region of Brazil, totaling 2,408, with São Paulo accounting for 1,945 of these, Rio de Janeiro 211, and Minas Gerais 209. The seven states in the Northern region together recorded only 56 such marriages, with the state of Acre registering just one in 2013.

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