Brazil’s Supreme Court makes homophobia a criminal offence

//Brazil’s Supreme Court makes homophobia a criminal offence

Brazil’s Supreme Court makes homophobia a criminal offence

Brazil’s Supreme Court voted on Thursday to criminalise homophobia.The Supreme Federal Court (STF), which voted eight to three in favour of the measure, classified homophobia as a crime similar to racism, until Congress – which is held by a conservative majority and is strongly influenced by evangelical churches – passes a law specifically addressing such discrimination.“All prejudice is violence. All discrimination is a cause of suffering,” said judge Carmen Luzia while voting in favour of the…

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