March 31, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A Tokyo district assembly became the first municipality in Japan to recognize same-sex partnerships on Tuesday. The measure, passed by Tokyo's Shibuya ward, will become effective April 1, when Shibuya will begin issuing partnership papers that allow couples to rent apartments together and grant ...[read more]
January 30, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Virginia officials reached a $520,000 settlement Wednesday over attorney's fees with challengers of the commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are allowed to seek attorney's fees because they successfully challenged the marriage ban under a federal civil rights law. Two law firms ...[read more]
November 4, 2014
by G. Redd
JURIST host Genevieve Redd bids you all a fair Election Day with a review of riveting developments on the Voter Photo ID laws in Texas as presented in State Constitutional First Principles in Challenging the Texas Voter ID Law, the challenges to them, and how voters are left in a hanging chad of ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday ordered the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue a marriage license to same-sex couple Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray and Ewert petitioned for an immediate marriage license due to Gray's battle with terminal ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Australia's Commonwealth government, led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, filed suit on Wednesday challenging the validity of the Marriage Equality Bill passed on Tuesday by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, legalizing same-sex marriage. In a writ of summons filed with the ...[read more]
October 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenging a lower court ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. The decision will allow the case to skip appellate-level hearings and move straight to the Supreme Court, with ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A New Jersey judge on Thursday denied the state's motion to stay her September 27 order to begin permitting same-sex couples to enter civil marriages on October 21. On October 1 the state requested that the court stay its order until the "ultimate arbiter of substantial constitutional issues of ...[read more]
June 24, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A Maryland court ruled Thursday that the spousal privilege preventing spouses from being compelled to testify against one another applies to a lesbian couple married in Washington DC, recognizing the rights of same-sex married couples though Maryland does not allow the practice. Judge Donald ...[read more]

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