Social issues

Mass same-sex marriage in Mexico challenges discrimination

MEXICO CITY — Even after five years of living together in the Pacific seaside town of Acapulco, something as simple as holding hands or sharing a kiss in public is unthinkable for Dayanny Marcelo and Mayela Villalobos. There is an ever-present fear of being rejected or attacked in Guerrero, a state where same-sex relationships are …

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Brazil: raped girl (11) gets abortion after initial refusal

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a raped 11-year-old girl had a legal abortion after a judge blocked her from terminating her pregnancy for weeks. Federal prosecutors in Santa Catarina state said in a statement that the Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago hospital has “taken steps to interrupt the minor’s pregnancy” following a …

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