February 8, 2015
by Emelina Perez
A nationwide anti-gay marriage referendum in Slovakia failed on Saturday because of the low voter turnout. The referendum, which asked whether marriage should only be a union between a man and a woman, was intended to strengthen the constitutional same-sex marriage ban in the country. While 50% ...[read more]

February 7, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
Slovakia held a referendum on Saturday asking voters to decide whether marriage can only be a union between a man and a woman. The vote will also determine other rights for same-sex couples, such as the right to adopt a child and participate in sexual health education. A vote over 50 percent will ...[read more]

October 7, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho. The court found that the bans violate same-sex couples' due process and equal protection rights. The three-judge panel rejected arguments that same-sex marriages are harmful to ...[read more]

April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 Tuesday in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action that the judiciary lacks the authority to overturn a Michigan voter initiative that amended the state's constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public ...[read more]

April 8, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday unanimously approved Republic Act 10354 expanding public access to family planning and reproductive health services. The bill, which was approved by both houses of parliament and signed by President Benigno Aquino over a year ago, requires government ...[read more]

December 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Education announced on Friday that for the purposes of applying for and receiving federal student financial aid, the federal government will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages. In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Windsor, the Department of Education ...[read more]

August 14, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Monday intended to protect transgender public school students throughout the state. AB 1266 amends the state's education code to specifically prohibit public schools from discriminating on the basis of gender identity and gender expression ...[read more]

July 11, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) on Wednesday approved a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, ...[read more]

April 25, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 25, 2007, the Iowa General Assembly passed a bill that granted equal opportunity protections to gay and lesbian individuals in areas of housing, employment and education. The bill was a precursor to the Iowa Supreme Court overturning Iowa's ban on same-sex marriage. Today, Iowa is one of ...[read more]

March 19, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday temporarily blocked implementation of a law that provides for state funding of contraceptives. The legislation, which was signed into law last year following approval by the Philippines legislature, establishes sex education requirements in schools, ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.