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Legal news from Sunday, June 28, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

The Department of Justice in Ireland published a Civil Partnership Bill on Sunday, extending certain rights to same-sex couples. The bill legally recognizes cohabiting but unmarried couples while stopping short of granting such couples full marital rights. The bill provides for numerous rights such as conveyance of a home. The Minister for Justice, …

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by Ximena Marinero

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was detained and escorted from the presidential home by members of the Honduran military and transported to the airport in the early hours of Sunday morning, the scheduled day for a nationwide referendum on constitutional reform. Military leaders said they were following a judicial order to remove Zelaya …

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by Ximena Marinero

The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a climate bill that focuses on clean energy. In his weekly address Friday evening, US President Barack Obama praised the bill's passage in the House and encouraged the Senate to follow suit. Obama spoke of the energy bill in terms …

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