Entry #107: Homosexual activity in Brazil

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RegionBrazil
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start Date1830
End Datenow
DescriptionShortly after Brazil gained independence from Portugal, the Imperial Penal Code decriminalized sodomy. Brazil's 1988 Constitution further strengthened affirmative protections by prohibiting any form of discrimination. Since then courts have since affirmed this additionally applies to sexual orientation.
Sourceshttp://www.athosgls.com.br/comportamento_visualiza.php?contcod=15188 https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Brazil_2014.pdf


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NoteShortly after Brazil gained independence from Portugal, The Imperial Penal Code decriminalized sodomy. Brazil's 1988 Constitution further strengthened affirmative protections by prohibiting any form of discrimination (although it does not explicitly mention sexual orientation).Shortly after Brazil gained independence from Portugal, the Imperial Penal Code decriminalized sodomy. Brazil's 1988 Constitution further strengthened affirmative protections by prohibiting any form of discrimination. Since then courts have since affirmed this additionally applies to sexual orientation.

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Start Date1988-10-051830-01-01
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NoteOctober 5th 1988 is the date when our current constitution was approved, which condemns any kind of discrimination. Although, being gay it\'s not illegal in Brazil a long time ago.Shortly after Brazil gained independence from Portugal, The Imperial Penal Code decriminalized sodomy. Brazil's 1988 Constitution further strengthened affirmative protections by prohibiting any form of discrimination (although it does not explicitly mention sexual orientation).
Sourceshttp://www.athosgls.com.br/comportamento_visualiza.php?contcod=15188http://www.athosgls.com.br/comportamento_visualiza.php?contcod=15188 https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Brazil_2014.pdf
Reports (6)
  • Date is incorrect "Homosexual activity has been legal in Brazil since 1830. "
  • Date is incorrect "Homosexuality was legalized in Brazil in the 19th century, at the end of Empery of Brazil. "
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuality is legal in Brazil since 1830"
  • Other "use of first person language in an informative website "our" could leave impressions the information is opinionated and is informal. recommend shift to objective tone, removal of previous perspective."
  • Date is incorrect "Since the independence of Brazil, homosexuality is legal. about 1824"
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuslity is not a crime sinceramente 1830, date of the adoptiob of Brazil's Empire Penal Code. "

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