About 40 gay and lesbian couples exchanged vows under Brazil's new landmark law in an effort to set a new world record for a mass gay wedding.
As GlobalPost is reporting, the crowded and noisy procession included a series of live musical performances by transvestite singer Jane di Castro, who entertained the crowd with send-ups of Richard Marx’s “Now and Forever” and Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court legally recognized same-sex partnerships in May in what has been hailed as a historic case for gay rights in a nation with the world's largest population of Roman Catholics, reports the BBC. But as GlobalPost notes, the new law's application has been inconsistent -- a judge in the interior city of Goiania, for example, single-handedly annulled a same-sex union, despite the fact that no one had opened a case against the couple. That union was restored during the mass ceremony.
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