Gay man’s ‘maternity’ leave granted by the Brazilian government.


Lucimar da Silva, a gay man, had requested a four-month leave when he and his partner adopted a child.  It is in the Brazilian law books that a mother in a same-sex relationship may be granted maternity leave for four months.

He argued that it is discriminatory if he is not granted the same length of leave given to women.  Social Security in Brazil had already approved the law for women.

Although the Brazilian government had granted the leave, it is said that this event does not set precedence to other individuals and that requests have to be made and approved for any all-male couple having a child.

I think it’s fair don’t you?

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