September 20, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Leonore Carpenter of Temple University Beasley School of Law discusses the 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, ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by G. Redd
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon on Wednesday rejected an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to intervene in litigation to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban. NOM presented the petition in oral argument, and it was immediately denied by Judge ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Ann Schober
Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in Wyoming state court on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the state's restriction of marriage to one man and one woman. The couples, along with the civil rights advocacy group Wyoming Equality, are challenging Wyoming's law banning same-sex ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Judith E. Koons of Barry University School of Law situates in constitutional history the recent case by Florida same-sex couples, arguing that it is part of a compelling period in our nation's history that is likely to lead to marriages of same-sex couples to be recognized ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Four married same-sex couples have joined with the Forum for Equality Louisiana in filling a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Louisiana Constitution's prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. The Louisiana Constitution as amended in 2004 ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Six same-sex couples and the Equality Florida Institute filed a lawsuit in a Florida state court on Tuesday seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage marriage. The lawsuit argues that Florida's marriage laws violate the US Constitution by denying same-sex couples the legal ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The High Court of Australia on Thursday struck down The Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act of 2013, which allowed same-sex couples to marry within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The court ruled by unanimous decision that the act cannot operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act of ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The High Court of Australia on Tuesday decided to rule next week on the law allowing gay marriage in Canberra. The nation's first same sex weddings can take place this weekend. The law was passed by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in October and was challenged the following ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. The new law will take effect December 2 and will make Hawaii the fifteenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 seeks to ensure that "same-sex couples ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, said Tuesday that "harmful practices inflicted on women or girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief." Bielefeldt urged governments to ensure that gender equality is adequately ...[read more]

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