18th December - Law News

2549th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Some same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married, fearful that right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will challenge their right to wed after taking office next year. Mr Bolsonaro has been criticised for homophobic comments, including saying that he would rather have a dead son than a gay son. Brazil legalised same-sex marriage in 2013. Mr Bolsonaro has said gay people would be "happy with his government" and lawyers say reversing the law would in any case require a complicated constitutional amendment.

Focus of the Day Article:
Hundreds of trafficked children ‘lost’ by local authorities, As nearly 25% go missing from council care, studies claim the system is failing victims of trafficking.
Full story - Guardian Law

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