Brazil’s Supreme Court makes anti-LGBT discrimination a crime

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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 […]


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