The center-left government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has announced a legislative proposal that would extend to gay Brazilians the same right straight Brazilians have to sponsor foreign partners for temporary or permanent resident visas. It's a Brazilian UAFA (Uniting American Families Act), if you will.
The proposed law would simply remove any distinction of sex from existing provisions that allow Brazilians to sponsor foreign partners. In reality, Brazil is already one of two-dozen countries that already allow gay citizens to sponsor foreign partners for residence, but that right is based entirely on vulnerable judge-made law.
Previously on Blabbeando:
- Retired Miami lawyer ordered to pay Brazilian gay lover thousands despite being married to US woman (March 20, 2008)
- Circumsicion not a HIV prevention tool for gay men (April 5, 2007)