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    Paraguay Reverses Progressive Gains on Gay Rights

    While much of South America has embraced LGBT causes in recent years, the resurgence of Paraguay’s conservative Colorado Party has coincided with campaigns attempting to keep “homosexual influence” out of schools and legislators crafting laws that would tie the definition of family to procreation. While new projects like Somos Gay and It Gets Better Paraguay continue to agitate for LGBT issues, hopes for legalizing gay marriage have crumbled. Activists worry that women’s rights will also suffer, with newly elected President Mario Abdo Benítez expected to double down on Paraguay’s conservative trajectory.

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