By Jessica Campisi
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that discrimination and hateful acts against gay and transgender people fell within the country’s anti-racism laws. The country’s high court ruled 8-3 that homophobic and transphobic violence falls under the existing anti-racism laws, which have existed since 1989, when prosecuting these crimes, according to The Wall Street Journal. Justice Carmen Lucia, who supports the new policy, said the court can’t deny protection “to those who have at times been […]
420 LGBTQ people were killed in Brazil in 2018, says NGO Grupo Gay da Bahia. At least 141 have been killed so far this year.
"All prejudice is violence. All discrimination is a cause of suffering," said Judge Carmen Luzia. pic.twitter.com/YcGRnYQGb6
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Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the Supreme Court's decision to criminalize homophobia, saying it could "hurt" gays by deterring companies from hiring them https://t.co/fusv52nO5m
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