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  • Monday, December 17th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Gay couples marry before Bolsonaro takes office on January first

    Dozens of people exchanged vows during a collective ceremony held at Casa1, an NGO that provides support to disadvantaged LGBT youth.

    About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same-sex marriage. Although his campaign did not express views against gay marriage, Bolsonaro's record of homophobic comments has caused alarm.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Bolsonaro names evangelical pastor to head a new Women, Family ministry

    Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion

    Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country's 850,000 indigenous people. Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion, which is allowed only in cases of rape, anencephaly or when the mother's life is in danger.