Thursday, July 25, 2019
Democracies perpetually strive for, yet inevitably fall short of, harmonizing what is legal (and illegal) and what is just (and unjust). One issue that has received significant attention in both legislative and judicial decisions in democracies around the world is the rights of LGBTQ individuals in all aspects of society—employment, family law, inheritance, military service, etc. In many countries, most of the progress with respect to the rights of LGBTQ individuals comes from the courts rather than from the legislature.
In this article, we consider the routes that two different democracies—Brazil and the United States—have taken to remedy the lag by the legislature in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals in each country.
Read more here.