Brazil has become the latest country to pave the way for same-sex marriage after it approved a measure on Thursday changing the legal definition of a "civil union" to simply be between two people, without making it exclusive to a man and a woman.
The measure passed the Brazilian senate, its first legislative step in congress, after the issue had been disputed for 16 years, the Associated Press reported.
The Senate still does not approve of gay marriage, but Brazil's judiciary has already moved toward legalizing same-sex marriages after state courts last year began allowing civil unions between homosexuals to be converted to full marriages. more >>
José Padilha foi um dos cinegrafistas convidados para participar do novo filme do mexicano Guilhermo Arriaga, que está produzindo um longa-metragem coletivo sobre religião.
O filme terá o título de "Words With God", ou "Palavras com Deus" em tradução livre ao português, e reunirá 10 cineastas de todo mundo para mostrar diversas faces da religião.
Além do mexicano e do brasileiro, também estão confirmados o israelense Amos Gitai, o australiano Warwick Thornton e o japonês Hideo Nakata. more >>
Neste sábado, o concurso 1373 da Mega-Sena pode pagar até R$ 2 milhões para quem acertar todas as seis dezenas.
O Caminhão da Sorte da Caixa estará na cidade de Caçador, em Santa Catarina.
Quem quiser participar e arriscar ganhar o prêmio milionário tem até as 19 horas para registrar seu bilhete. more >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort is a loving husband and father of three children outside the cage. Inside it, he's one of the most dangerous men in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson found that out the hard way when he battled in Belfort's native Brazil on Saturday at "UFC 142" in Rio de Janeiro. It took Belfort just under five minutes to finish Johnson off with a chokehold for the submission victory. Cheered on by the crowd as a hometown hero, Belfort thanked Christ, his countrymen and his fans after Johnson gave up.
"Next to God and my family, my fans are one of the most important things to me," Belfort said after the match. "I had the whole country behind me and I could feel it in there tonight. Rio, America, all over – I love my fans." more >>
Just after last week’s mysterious iPhone 4 combustion on an Australian airplane, reports of another iPhone incident are circulating, this time in Brazil.
According to Mashable, owner Ayla Mota was peacefully sleeping before being abruptly awakened by sparks flying from her iPhone, which she was charging by her bedside. The device was just 15 centimeters away from her body.
When she woke up, she saw that her room was full of smoke. Though she escaped unharmed, she was said to have been flustered by the incident. She was also unsure where to go to replace her damaged phone. more >>
The Brazilian President has banned the distribution and production of "Anti-Homophobia Kits" containing sex education films with gay and lesbian video scenes.
The films were part of an education pack, which contained homosexual content, and were originally designed to help combat homophobia. However, the material has outraged evangelical churches in the country, and their supporters in Congress warned they would block any upcoming legislation if President Dilma Rousseff did not ban the films.
Evangelical members of Brazil’s chamber of deputies said that the videos would encourage homosexual behavior. more >>