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Legal news from Saturday, May 18, 2013
by Addison Morris

The Illinois Senate passed a bill on Friday that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the state, subject to strict regulations. The bill indicates that marijuana may only be used for specified medical conditions, and is intended to be regulated through dosage limits and background checks. The state would license 22 growers …

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by Addison Morris

Portugal's Parliament voted Friday to approve a law allowing same-sex married couples to adopt their partners' children. The Parliament also voted on Friday to reject the Left Bloc and Green Party's proposal to grant gay couples the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. The bill approved by Parliament is intended to primarily serve the children …

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by Matthew Pomy

A group of Colorado Country Sheriffs filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Colorado on Saturday challenging two new gun control laws passed earlier this year. The challenged laws, signed by Governor John Hickenlooper in March, ban high capacity magazines, limiting them …

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by Matthew Pomy

French President Francois Hollande gave final approval Saturday to legislation legalizing same-sex marriage and establishing the right of same-sex couples to adopt. The widely controversial bill, which was part of Hollande's campaign pledges, was was approved by parliament last month, but France's Union for a Popular Movement party [party …

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