The Rio without LGBTIphobia Program can be confirmed by state law. The Bill 3.367/10, which institutes the measure, was approved, in a single discussion, on Thursday (2), in the plenary of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj). The text, authored by deputy Carlos Minc (PSB) and former deputy Gilberto Palmares (PT) is from 2010 and will go to Governor Cláudio Castro (PL), who has up to 15 working days to sanction or veto it .
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Currently, the program exists within the scope of the government of the state of Rio, but implemented by decree. Upon becoming law, the program gains legal force.
According to the text, the program should guarantee the training of public servants on the subject; the interruption of the agreement with establishments that discriminate against LGBTIs; the recognition of stable partnerships between people of the same sex; qualified service by public security professionals; encouraging the creation of LGBTI+ citizenship promotion centers; anti-discrimination campaigns; the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in official surveys; among other measures.
According to the congressman, the program will have more budgetary resources and preventive actions will also be implemented.
“Violence and discrimination against homosexuals is enormous in Brazil. These people suffer physical and verbal aggression, embarrassment and even are killed. A survey carried out in Rio with LGBTs showed that 60% of those interviewed had already been victims because of their sexual orientation or gender identity”, justified the congressman.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Jaqueline Deister