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Brazil's Supreme Court leans in favor of LGBTQ rights

Saturday, May 25th 2019 - 08:01 UTC
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Brazil's Supreme Court Thursday hinted it would rule against discrimination based on sexuality or gender and that Congress had acted unconstitutionally by failing to include homophobia and transphobia within its anti-discrimination statutes, it was reported. Read full article


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  • Jack Bauer

    “.....With a formal ruling yet to be made, the judicial expected outcome would deal a severe blow to President Jair Bolsonaro's historic anti-LGBTQ stance.”

    Deal a severe blow to Jair Bolsonaro ? Seriously ? I suppose the outcome of the ruling by the STF is a high priority issue on the President's agenda, and is essential in getting the economy and the country back on track....just as important as the reform of the Pension system ......gimme a break !!!

    May 25th, 2019 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    It shouldn't be a problem to push the law through quickly, then.

    May 25th, 2019 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Jack Bauer

    REF: the outcome of the ruling by the STF is a high priority issue on the President's agenda

    #1: STF needs to pretend to do SOME “serious” work!
    #2: STF also loves the Lime-Light once in a while

    But the REAL Highest Priority Issue; is the “Economic Reforms [not just the pension-reforms].

    And I wonder:

    A: Can PG show if he is an Economist + a Politician?
    B: As an economist; he may ”FAIL”! And as a politician?
    C: Can The Economist cut the Stealing+Waste of Funds?
    D: Is the courting over before the honeymoon?

    May 26th, 2019 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @DT , :o))
    What I'm saying is obvious.....the LGBT issue has no bearing on the Pension reform, simply because it is not even on the same scale.....and as far as thinking that some congressmen will vote against the pension reform because Bolsonaro is not an LGBT fan, makes no sense, as Bolsonaro is not proposing anything, for or against is the STF ruling on something which was already on their agenda long before B took over.

    And even if the STF votes favorably for the LGBT cause, I don't see why B should lose any sleep over it.

    The press is just trying to throw sh*t in B's fan, by insinuating that he is officially against the LGBT cause, and that he was actively involved in working against it...whatta load of rubbish.

    May 27th, 2019 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Jack Bauer


    The kinds of preferences/likes/dislikes/etc. of the others need not be the MAIN business of any 3rd party!

    However, the MAIN business-at-hand of ALL the parties; is:
    From the BBC:

    May 28th, 2019 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Bolsonaro has the support of the business community....and many workers....he IS trying to pass reforms /implement measures that will be good for the country, but he has hurt Congress' feelings in the process, by telling a few truths...obviously Congress doesn't like being shown up for the bunch of blood-sucking leeches that they are. But it comes down to going with flow - i.e., keep on with the same 'old' politics - or trying to eliminate what's bad and implement something better.
    And Sunday's massive demonstrations in favour of Bolsonaro, Moro, P.Guedes and their proposals, in all 26 States, plus Brasília, in all capital cities, and over another 130 towns, are pretty indicative that the people are still behind them.

    May 29th, 2019 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Jack Bauer

    REF: “Bolsonaro has the support of the business community - & many workers - he IS trying to pass reforms /implement measures that will be good for the country”:

    Sounds good! Thanx! Looks like everything went as planned! BUT:

    May 30th, 2019 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The fact that the Executive, Legislative (and Judiciary) branches should need to make a pact to not screw Brazil, is disgusting.....the executive tries to pass reforms (pension, administrative, tax laws) which Congress refuses to pass without the usual, infamous “toma lá, dá cá”....because they demand to be paid an 'extra' (besides their already inflated salaries / privileges/benefits) to do their duty, while both of them need to convince the Judiciary that they exist to make sure the Constitution is respected, not to legislate in their own favour (as 4 judges of the 11 seem to think they have the right to do).
    After 14 years of sh*t, it takes far more than 5 months, (with a hostile Congress) to get things back on track.

    May 30th, 2019 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Jack Bauer

    Right AGAIN!

    That's why I always make it a point to summarize that:
    - BR needs Economic-Reform; not pension-reform ONLY
    - Unlimited+Unchecked Public-Funds drainage; ENDS!
    - For the aforesaid; The Special-Protections MUST end.
    : IF NOT; BR HAS ONE MORE CLOWN AS a President:

    May 30th, 2019 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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