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The Nepal Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling requiring the government to register same-sex relationships follows an arduous struggle to achieve marriage equality in the South Asian nation. This historic order is expected to have an impact on an upcoming verdict regarding a similar plea at the Supreme Court of India. Despite India’s decriminalization of queer [...]

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Russia President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a bill that bans transgender people from obtaining gender-affirming surgeries in the country. The Russia Duma previously unanimously passed the bill on July 14.  The new law prohibits surgery and hormone therapy for transgender individuals as well as any gender changes on official Russian documentation. The [...]

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Natasha Kahungi is JURIST’s Africa Bureau Chief. She files this from Nairobi.  Many voices are being raised as Kenya braces for the anticipated introduction of an anti-LGBT bill in parliament, creating a cacophony of both support and opposition to the planned legislation. This vibrant outpouring of viewpoints highlights the complexity of this pressing social issue [...]

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Lawrence Alado is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Uganda. This is one in a seasonal series of columns by JURIST law student staff and correspondents discussing their summer work in support of justice, human rights and the rule of law, in their own countries and around the world. The first week of my internship in [...]

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Russian lawmakers unanimously passed a bill on Friday to ban gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people in the country. The Chairman of the Russian State Duma Viacheslav Volodin announced the bill’s passage on his Telegram channel, claiming the bill will protect Russian citizens and children. The bill prohibits surgery and hormone therapy for transgender individuals as [...]

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The Supreme Court of Japan ruled on Tuesday that the restriction of transgender women’s use of female bathrooms is unlawful. This landmark decision overturns a 2021 Tokyo High Court ruling and marks the first time the high court has spoken to sexual minorities’ usage of bathrooms. The five-judge Supreme Court panel found unanimously in favor [...]

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The Supreme Court of Nepal issued an interim order to the Nepali government on Friday to recognize same-sex marriage by allowing same-sex couples and other non-heterosexual couples to register for marriage in the country. The order issued by Justice Til Prasad Shrestha calls for necessary amendments to the provisions related to marriage and marriage registration within [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal finished hearing submissions from parties on Thursday in a case involving the constitutionality of Hong Kong’s preclusion of same-sex marriage. This is the first time the top Hong Kong court dealing directly with the homosexual couples’ right to marry. The applicant, Jimmy Sham, also happens to be a [...]

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