Brazilian Gays Discuss Same-Sex Marriage in Congress

Today, in the National Congress in BrasÀ­lia, capital of Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, and Transgendered (ABGLT), are holding the National GLBT Seminar, around the theme: Commitment to Respect and Equality.

The Gay Association is being joined by the Commission on Human Rights and Minorities, the Commission on Education and Culture, and the Joint Parliamentary Front for Free Sexual Expression,

Two bills that are already in Congress will be discussed: same-sex civil unions and a constitutional amendment criminalizing acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

"This event represents a moment of reflection on the social inclusion of and government policies for the GLT (gays, lesbians, and transgendered).

We have two proposals before the Congress, and we will discuss ways to accelerate these projects," says the president of the ABGLT, Marcelo Nascimento.

ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

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  • Guest

    God, I love the Netherlands!

  • Guest

    More understanding
    Civel Marriage for gays brought more understanding between gays and not gays. Now people have to talk about the taboos and the find out that nothing is wrong with happy gay people who live their live like everybody else and who have the same needs and hunger for love like everybody else. Here in the Netherlands Civil Marriage for Gays is not an issue anymore. It has become normal and accepted. Everybody happy :-)))

  • Guest

    YES !!!
    Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, now have marriage open to gay people. Many other countries already have same sex registrationships as a step before a full open marriage (norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, france, Germany, Swiss,and many more. ) More and more countries are following the Dutch example and they will experience that it is good. In my country not much did change after opening mariage to gays many years ago. The people have learned they have nothing to fear

  • Guest

    wave effect
    Spain has legalized same sex marriage today (06/30/05).
    And I am sorry to inform you, but it is just a matter of time before it is legalized all over the world.
    History has shown this many times. It is like a wave. There are some countries that are more advanced than others, it’s like they are ahead in time. The Netherlands and Belgium are good examples of this. These countries legalized gay marriage many years ago. Now we see Spain, a traditional catholic country legalizing gay marriage in 2005.
    It is simply a matter of time untill other european countris catch up, and the rest of the world will follow. It might take a while for the US, with its strong right wing influenced by christian churches, but that’s not the case in Canada.
    Even in latin America, we have the case of Buenos Aires (Argentina’s capital) where gay marriage was legalizes a few years ago.
    In two thousand years we see nothing of this phenomenon, then in a period of 15 years or so we see the legalization of gay marriage popping up around the globe, one country after another… it would take a very dumb person to think these are random eventes.
    To anyone with knoweledge of History it is obvious that what is happening is merely a symptom of something bigger (the transformation of society), and it seems very unlikely that it can be stopped.

  • Guest

    Re: Do not worry
    Not yet! Give the Vampyres enough time and they will infest the whole country!

  • Guest

    Do not worry! Other countries already offer recognized civil unions for same sex couples and three countries have legalized same-sex marriage. Life in none of these countries have been disrupted by the recognition and promotion of equality.

  • Guest

    It would be a very big mistake to pass a law allowing gays, lesbians, and transgenders to legally marry.

    Unless , of course the object of the law is to attract these groups from around the world and turn Brsil into a Gay paradise!

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