Brazil's leader backs civil unions and making homophobia a crime

06/12/2008 | (U.K.)

Calling homophobia the "the most perverse disease impregnated in the human head," Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, pledged to "do all that is possible" to enact civil unions and to make homophobia a criminal offense. Lula made his comments at the First National Conference of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals.

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