LGBT couples in Brazil hold collective wedding ceremony over fears ‘Trump of the Tropics’ will restrict gay marriage

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Dozens of gay couples were married in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a collective ceremony on Saturday amid fears that the country’s president-elect may move to limit same-sex marriage.

About 40 couples were wed in the ceremony held at Casa1, a Brazilian group that supports LGBTQ youth, according to ABC News.

Casa1 raised nearly $12,000 to pay for the group wedding “in the face of the political situation.”

{mosads}President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate dubbed by media the “Trump of the Tropics,” was elected in October to replace former President Luiz Inácio da Silva, who was jailed for corruption and money laundering.

Bolsonaro has made incendiary comments about race and sexual orientation, including saying in 2011 that he would be “incapable of loving a homosexual son.”

Same-sex marriage has been legal in the country since 2013.

One participant in the wedding, 37-year-old Luana Hansen, who married her partner Glaucia Figueiredo, told ABC News that “we don’t know what Bolsonaro may do.”

“We’re combining our desire to love with our desire for revolution,” she said.


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