In recent weeks, both Uruguay and Brazil have moved toward joining Argentina and Mexico and other nations in which same-sex marriage is possible.  Uruguay enacted legislation in April; see Zack Ford, Uruguay Becomes  12th Country to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage (Think Progress, April 11, 2013). In Brazil, a ruling in May (which can still be appealed) held that notaries cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages. See Simon Romero, Brazilian Court Council Removes a Barrier to Same-Sex Marriage(NY Times May 14, 2013).  For commentary on this trend, see Hector Carrillo, How Latin Culture Got More Gay (NY Times May 16, 2013).