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Law of the Federal District (DF) that provides public policies for families must include homosexual union, as decided bt yhe Brazilian Federal Supreme Court

Unanimously, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court's Plenary (STF) has ruled that for the purposes of public policy enforcement in the Federal District, the recognition of stable same-sex unions cannot be excluded from the concept of family entity. The decision was taken in the virtual session trial of Direct Action for the Declaration of Unconstitutionality (ADI) 5971.

The District Law 6,160 / 2018, questioned by the Workers' Party (PT), establishes the guidelines for the implementation of the Public Policy of Family Valorization in the Federal District. Article 2 defines as a family entity the social nucleus formed from the union between a man and a woman through marriage or stable union. The expression “family entity” is repeated in several other passages.

"When the norm provides for the establishment of guidelines for the implementation of public policy for family valorization in the Federal District, one should also take into consideration those family entities formed by a homosexual union," concluded the action's rapporteur, Justice Alexandre de Moraes. Therefore, he partially upheld the ADI and applied the interpretation technique in accordance with the Constitution to the law of the Federal District.


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