The Anglican Church of Brazil is characterized by somewhat progressive theological views on homosexuality, in tune with social attitudes in Brazil. After the 1998 Lambeth Conference, the Church promoted two national forums on Human Sexuality. Because of its progressive position, the Bishop of the Diocese of Recife, strongly Evangelical, declared Recife to be independent of the Church of Brazil, and was deposed as Bishop.
In contrast the Province of the Southern Cone is strongly evangelical and conservative in its stance towards LGBT people, opposing Gene Robinson’s consecration and interfering in the life of The Episcopal Church.
Brazil and Argentina have no sodomy laws. Many Brazilian cities ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. In Argentina some cities provide a degree of legal protection and rights for gay people extending to civil unions.
Central American Region