A government agency in Brazil has granted a “maternity” leave to a gay man who has adopted a child with his civil partner.
The Associated Press reports:
Brazil’s social security agency has for the first time granted a four-month “maternity” leave for a man in a civil union with another man.
Lucimar da Silva asked for the leave two years ago when he and his partner adopted a child.
Brazilian law mandates that companies provide a four-month paid leave from work for a mother and five days paid leave for a father.
Silva argued it would be discriminatory to deny him the longer leave, noting the social security agency has already approved the four-month benefit for same-sex couples in which the partners are women.
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