Lucimar da Silva wanted a four-month maternity leave after he adopted a child, but he was only allowed five days because he was man.
Now, two years later, he won a legal battle that grants him a four-month "maternity" leave.
Brazil's social security agency for the first time granted a four-month "maternity" leave for a man in a civil union with another man.
According a Brazilian law, companies must provide a four-month paid leave from work for a mother and five days paid leave for a father.
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.
An agency statement Thursday says the decision for da Silva does not set a legal precedent. It says all-male couples with adopted children will have to individually petition for the four-month leave.