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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed two bills on Friday safeguarding LGBTQ+ rights in the state. HB 1591 amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The Act previously prohibited out of state couples from obtaining and Illinois marriage license. The language before amendment stated, “no marriage shall be contracted in this State by a [...]

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A Japanese district court held Tuesday the government’s failure to recognize same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Marriage for All Japan, a Japanese organization fighting for marriage equality, shared the Nagoya District Court in Japan’s opinion in a tweet. Article 24 of the Japanese Constitution states that “arriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of [...]

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The Supreme Court of Namibia ruled the country’s authorities must recognize foreign same-sex marriages for immigration purposes, potentially signaling a major policy shift in a country where homosexuality is criminalized. The decision came out of a consolidated appeal involving two foreign nationals in same-sex marriages with Namibian citizens. These cases challenged the Ministry of Home [...]

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The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Tuesday that would ban discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression in employment and housing. Known as the Fairness Act, House Bill 300 would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, which currently bans employers and landlords from discriminating based on race, religion, ancestry, age, and [...]

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The Supreme Court of Nepal Tuesday instructed the government to legally recognize same-sex marriage. They further recommended a five-step plan in order to allow same-sex couples and non-cisgender individuals to get married in line with a 2015 court-ordered report, which has not yet been acted upon by the government. In the latest of many recent [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Wednesday released a statement in pursuance of its aims on inclusive infrastructure and “sexuality sensitization” on its creation of nine universal restrooms in the main building and additional buildings of the court. This development follows the letter nonbinary lawyer Rohin Bhatt wrote to the Chief Justice of India Dr. Dhananjaya [...]

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This article is the first in a series on attacks on the rule of law. The rule of law is a political philosophy premised on the promise that all citizens, leaders, and institutions are accountable to the same laws, guaranteed through processes, practices, and norms that work together to support the equality of all citizens [...]

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