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Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed an amended “LGBT propaganda” bill into law. The amendments significantly expand the scope of the previous legislation. Last week, the amended legislation passed unanimously in the Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, and it faced no opposition in the Federal Council, the upper house. The law, originally passed [...]

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The US Senate Tuesday passed a bill to federally protect same-sex marriage in a bipartisan vote of 61-36 . The bill’s supporters included 49 Democrat senators and 12 Republicans. The Respect for Marriage Act “provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages” and repeals and replaces the federal definition of marriage with “provisions that recognize [...]

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The US Senate Wednesday passed a procedural vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect same-sex marriage in the US. The act would repeal a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and would recognize any marriage valid under state law. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the act in the US House [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Vedika Chawla, a second-year student at the National Law University, Delhi. On Thursday, the Indian Supreme Court ruled in its reproductive rights judgement in X v. The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Govt. of NCT [...]

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Cubans Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a historic national referendum. Government officials announced that more than 3.9 million voters, or 66.9 percent, voted in favor of a new Family Code, and 1.95 million voters, 33 percent, opposed the ratification. The new code legalizes same-sex marriage and will allow same-sex couples to adopt. The [...]

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The US House of Representatives Tuesday passed a bill that would enshrine same-sex marriage in federal law. The Respect for Marriage Act passed by a vote of 267-157 amid concern that the Supreme Court could move to overturn the case protecting same-sex marriage, since it is based on the same legal principle as the now-overturned [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Slovenia has legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by homosexual couples. The highest Slovenian authority as far as the constitution is concerned deemed on Friday that the distinction between heterosexual and homosexual couples resulted in discrimination, which is incompatible with the Slovenian Constitution. The Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal [...]

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Chile’s Constitutional Convention Monday presented the final draft of its new constitution to President Gabriel Boric. The new draft will be voted on by Chile’s population. The mandatory vote will ask citizens whether to accept or reject the new constitution. Chile’s current constitution dates back to the 1970s when military dictator Augusto Pinochet was in [...]

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