Entry #10008: LGBT discrimination in Brazil

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RegionBrazil
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal
Start DateJun 13, 2019
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Supreme Federal Court criminalised LGBT discrimination nationwide, and now, according to the new law, it is considered a "crime of racism".
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/portuguese/brasil-47206924 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-homophobia/brazil-supreme-court-rules-homophobia-a-crime-idUSKCN1TF02N


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NoteThe Supreme Federal Court criminalised LGBT discrimination nationwide, and now, according to the law and its interpretation, it is considered a "crime of racism".The Supreme Federal Court criminalised LGBT discrimination nationwide, and now, according to the new law, it is considered a "crime of racism".
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  • Status is not correct "It’s not a new law, it’s a Supreme Court ruling that extended the legal protections conferred to racism to crimes of homophobia. The court understood that the legislative branch was running late on its constitutional obligation to legislate on homophobia and, meanwhile, extended to it the legal protections reserved to racism. So far, the ruling has not been overturned nor has the legislative approved any laws on the matter, so the ruling is still in full force."

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