Qui sommes-nous? Brazil: homosexuality, religious beliefs and intolerance. Jessica Robineau, translated by Bartlett Kitty. Brazil is home to the largest Catholic community in the world with million believers out of a total population of million.
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Gay-friendly or LGBT-friendly are the places, policies, people or institutions that are open and welcoming to gay people to include all members of the LGBTQ community to create an environment that is supportive of gay people and their relationships, respectful of all people, treat all people equally, and are non-judgmental. This is typically a late 20th-century North American term that is the byproduct of both a gradual implementation of gay rights and acceptance of policies supportive of LGBTQ people in the workplace and in schools, as well as the recognition of gays and lesbians as a distinct consumer group for businesses. The Advocate publishes a list periodically of the gayest cities in America that include cities such as Minneapolis , Albuquerque , San Diego , Austin , and several others based on facts such as their same sex marriage laws, number of same sex couples, and other qualifiers. Points are added to countries for anti-discrimination legislation, equal marriage, partnership and adoption laws, and LGBT marketing. In , the top 5 regions are from the Northeast, whereas the top 10 also includes California, Illinois and Oregon. The bottom 10 states are mainly from the Southeast, except for a few Mountain states Utah, Idaho and Montana.
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The tide within Indian society is already turning. The Supreme Court's Section verdict will hopefully further propel acceptance of homosexuality in India. Chennai: As the Supreme Court of India has finally put an end to the criminalization of homosexuality under Section in India, data from opinion polls indicates that societal acceptance might still be some way off.
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Hong Kong, and gay expatriates who come to the city to live and work were, until now, unable to obtain dependent visas for their partners to join them. QT, as she is anonymously known in the case, moved to Hong Kong after entering into a civil partnership with her partner, SS, in the U. SS had been offered a job in the city and QT applied for a dependent visa, as married heterosexual couples in the same position would do. But the immigration department turned the application down on the grounds that Hong Kong does not recognize same-sex partners.