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By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's National Congress is proposing a new debate that could fundamentally change the adoption laws in Brazil to indicate the gender of the adopting parents. In particular, the law will be used to prohibit two males or two females from legally adopting, using the controversial argument that homosexual couples do not constitute a "family".

Current Brazilian law tacitly allows for homosexual couples to adopt children because the law does not specify the sexual orientation of the sponsor. Article 42 of the Statute of Children and Adolescents under Law 8 . . .

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