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In the midst of the biggest nationwide protests against the government in decades Brazilians have taken to the streets to express their anger at a controversial law known as the “gay cure” proposed by the the president of the Brazilian Parliament’s Commission for Human Rights, Marco Feliciano. If passed the change in legislation would permit psychologists to treat “homosexuality” as an illness.
One teacher at a demonstration in Sao Paolo, Luis Eduardo, expressed his anger at the situation in the country: “All eyes are on Brazil at the moment because of the Confederations Cup so we need to take advantage of this opportunity. We’re tired and we’ve had enough. We have corruption. Politicians are earning a lot of money while teachers are suffering in the schools. And now we have the Head of the Equality Body proposing a new law known as the “gay cure”. It’s ridiculous and we’re here to protest against it.”