A social media campaign launched this week calls on Brazilian LGBT families to share Christmas-themed photos with the hashtag #NossaFamiliaExiste (“our family exists”).
The call, coming from an organization dubbed the National campaign of Support for Egalitarian Civil Marriage in Brazil, is in response to the so-called Family Statute — a bill that’s advancing in the National Congress with support from Evangelical deputies.
The Supreme Federal Tribunal (Brazil’s highest court) ruled on May 2013 that same-sex couples constituted a family unit, and dozens of LGBT couples have adopted children since then. The Family Statute would revoke the recognition granted to LGBT families, and its author — Ronaldo Fonseca of the fringe Republican Party of the Social Order — is considering a clause that would ban LGBT adoptions flat out.
Here are some of the families that would be thrown into a legal limbo if the bill becomes law.
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Props to Midia Ninja for the photos