July 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for Colorado's Adams County District Court on Wednesday struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional but immediately stayed his ruling. Judge C Scott Crabtree ruled that Amendment 43 of Colorado's state constitution, which was passed by voters in 2006 and defines ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Maltese Parliament passed new legislation on Monday legalizing same-sex civil unions, and providing such unions with the same rights as are afforded heterosexual marriages in the country. The bill also provides for the recognition of same-sex marriages legally performed abroad. Notably, the ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses State Attorney General Lisa Madigan's interpretation of the statute recently passed by the Illinois Legislature allowing same-sex marriage ... Last summer the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Nine same-sex couples on Wednesday filed suit in a state court in Denver, Colorado challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The couples argued that the ban violates their constitutional rights of equal protection and due process. Amendment 43 of Colorado's state constitution, passed by ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Indiana Senate on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage in the state. The largely Republican Senate approved the amendment, sent from the Indiana House of Representatives after a change that removed a ban on same-sex civil unions, ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In a 57-40 vote, the Indiana House moved the joint resolution, which had been on the rolls since 2004, forward into the Senate chambers. However, because the current ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that the exclusion of same-sex couples from civil unions under Greek law is a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The court held that the ban violates Article 8 (the right to respect for private and family life) and ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday sent a letter to the state's supreme court, appealing a lower court ruling which held that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in the state. Despite Judge Mary Jacobson's finding that the state's current process of civil ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A judge for New Jersey's Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton ruled Friday that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. Judge Mary Jacobson found that the current status of civil unions deprive same-sex couples of federal benefits enjoyed by married couples. In light of the recent US Supreme ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by G. Redd
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany ruled Thursday that couples in same-sex civil unions should be awarded the same income tax benefits as married couples. This ruling is a retroactive interpretation of the Civil Partnership Act of 2001, which recognized civil unions, but did not ...[read more]

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