Brazil government grants gay man 'maternity' leave
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's social security agency has for the first time granted a four-month "maternity" leave for a man in a civil union with another man.
Mr Lucimar da Silva asked for the leave two years ago when he and his partner adopted a child.
Brazilian law mandates that companies provide a four-month paid leave from work for a mother and five days paid leave for a father.
Mr Silva argued it would be discriminatory to deny him the longer leave, noting the social security agency has already approved the four-month benefit for same-sex couples in which the partners are women.