Brazil: Ban on songs that encourage violence against women and gays

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Ban on songs that encourage violence against women and gays

The Brazilian state Bahia has approved a law banning the use of public funds to pay for events where songs that offend women and gays are played.

The state legislature of the north-eastern state of Bahia approved the law on 27 March 2012, and hereafter the Governor of Bahia, Jacques Wagner, is to sanction it.

The law says no state government agency can finance events in which songs that denigrate women and gays are played. Songs with lyrics that encourage acts of violence against women and gays and the use of drugs are also included in the ban.



 

 

 

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Huffington Post – 28 March 2012:



‘Brazil Offensive Music Banned At Publicly Funded Events In Bahia State’

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