Brazil's highest court votes to make homophobia a crime

Dec 2015
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Brazil's highest court votes to make homophobia a crime
The decision comes amid fears the country's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, will roll back LGBTQ social gains.
By The Associated Press

"A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBTQ social gains."
"The court's judges said the ruling was to address an omission that had left the LGBTQ community legally unprotected."
"President Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who assumed office on Jan. 1, has a history of offensive comments about gays, blacks and other minorities, openly acknowledging he is a homophobe. He has said he would rather have a dead son than a gay son."









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It is good to learn that Brazil has moved to correct the inequality as it relates to Gays in that country. Its president, however, needs to learn much about respecting the people that he represents. But isn't it something that a foreign country can see fit to outlaw homophobia and this country that is called the prime country in the world still cannot fully bring itself to do that? KUDOS to Brazil for their stand on that important matter. Members of the LGBT Community should be fully respected for who they are for whom they love and Brazil gets it. America, why don't you, what's your problem?

 
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Who gets to define what homophobia is?

Creating protected classes of people is never a good idea.

Hitler attempted to create a protected class of people.
 
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So there's a fear of mankind that the Bozo's now outlawed?

The homosexual agenda driven by a tiny percentage of a tiny group.
 
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So there's a fear of mankind that the Bozo's now outlawed?

The homosexual agenda driven by a tiny percentage of a tiny group.
Whenever I wish to know what's going on in South or Latin america, I always turn to some partisanshithead american TV viewer for the real scoop.
 
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I think the bigger question is why Brazil elected someone who is against gays to be their president.

This is becoming more and more common around the world, there is a building backlash towards homosexuality.

These liberal courts can only stem the tide for so long.
 
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