March 15, 2014
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas ruled on Friday that a state law banning most abortions after 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy is unconstitutional. Judge Susan Webber Wright temporarily blocked Act 301 last year, and allowed a challenge against the law to ...[read more]
March 15, 2014
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled Friday that Tennessee must recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples while they pursue a lawsuit attempting to overturn the state's ban. Article XI Section 18 of Tennessee's constitution, also known ...[read more]
January 20, 2014
by Max Slater
The European Union (EU) on Monday urged Ukraine's government to repeal a series of laws that limit the right to protest government actions. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich signed an anti-protest bill into law last week amid widespread protests. In its statement, the EU expressed concern that ...[read more]
January 20, 2014
by Max Slater
The National Coalition, the main opposition group in Syria, announced on Monday that it will not attend peace talks this week in Switzerland unless the UN withdraws its invitation to Iran to attend the talks. In a press release, National Coalition head Ahmad Jarba accused Iran of ?carrying ou... ...[read more]
December 19, 2013
by Max Slater
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The court's decision comes only a few months after a New Mexico trial judge ordered district court clerks to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Bernalillo ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because the applicable statute of limitations had run. Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff argued that her claim was ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Max Slater
A court in Saudi Arabia on Sunday sentenced political activist Omar al-Saeed to four years in prison and 300 lashes for urging Saudi Arabia to become a constitutional monarchy. Al-Saeed is the fourth member of the pro-democracy group Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) to be ...[read more]
December 14, 2013
by Max Slater
Croatia's parliament proposed a bill on Thursday that would grant new rights to same-sex couples, such as the right to inherit property from each other and the right to represent each other as next of kin. The bill, known as the "life partnership" legislation, comes on the heels of a voter ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Max Slater
Spain's government approved draft legislation on Friday that would impose a fine of ?30,000 (USD $40,800) for offenses such as insulting the government, burning the flag or protesting parliament without prior approval. It also sets stiff penalties for demonstrations that challenge the electora... ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Max Slater
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday that there is growing evidence that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during the nation's ongoing civil war. At a press conference, Pillay declared that there is " ...[read more]

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