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Why "Federalism" Should Not Prevent Nationwide Marriage Equality
September 29, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist David Glasgow, a fellow at the New York University School of Law Public Interest Law Center, discusses the reasons why the Windsor decision was not based on federalism...Advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage are breathlessly waiting for news from the Supreme Court that....... [more]

California outlaws 'gay panic' homicide defense
September 29, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill, prohibiting the so-called "gay panic" defense that has been used to reduce homicide charges to manslaughter. The defense has been used by defendants who claimed that they were "panicked" into committing a crime due to a homosexual....... [more]

UN SG urges nations to end discrimination against LGBT people
September 26, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon released a video statement for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Core Group Ministerial Event on Thursday calling for an end to transphobia and homophobia. The UN has led by example in this arena, introducing measures to ensure fairer treatment of ga....... [more]

AI: Chad considering new anti-gay law
September 24, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) said Wednesday that a draft anti-homosexuality bill in Chad will represent a major step backwards for human rights in the country if passed into law. The proposed amendment to the penal code would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, carrying the threat of jail sentences....... [more]

France high court rules same-sex spouse can adopt child conceived through IVF
September 24, 2014
The French Court of Cassation ruled on Monday that a woman is allowed to adopt the child of her same-sex spouse conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The ruling by the French high court comes following recently enacted laws regarding same-sex marriage rights. The court held each spouse sho....... [more]

Who Has Standing?
September 23, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Omar Subat, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the second article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Subat discusses the US Supreme Court's decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry hold....... [more]

Louisiana court rules state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
September 23, 2014
The Fifteenth Judicial District Court of Louisiana issued a ruling Monday holding the state's ban on the recognition of same-sex marriages performed outside of the state unconstitutional. The ruling comes just days after the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana became the first fe....... [more]

Egypt men to face trial for same-sex marriage video
September 22, 2014
Eight men in Egypt were referred to trial Monday for inciting debauchery after appearing in a video of what is said to be the country's first same-sex marriage. The men were arrested for the video earlier this month after it went viral on the Internet. Although homosexuality is not explicitly outlaw....... [more]

Winning Marriage Equality: Neither Everything Nor the Only Thing
September 20, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Leonore Carpenter of Temple University Beasley School of Law discusses the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's opinion in two same-sex marriage cases and where the LGBT legal rights movement should be heading in the wake of marriage equality ... Earlier this month....... [more]

West Virginia judge delays ruling on same-sex marriage ban
September 18, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Robert Chambers stated that the case, brought on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple, has issues that....... [more]

ACLU files suit demanding Wisconsin recognize same-sex marriages
September 18, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) filed a complaint on Wednesday on behalf of four same-sex couples who were legally married in Wisconsin last June, but whose marriages are not currently recognized due to a stay on the district court ruling striking down the same-sex marriage ban. The compla....... [more]




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