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The High Court of Namibia Thursday ruled against recognizing same-sex marriages. The judge agreed with the arguments put forward by the applicants, but he held that the High Court is bound by precedent. The Supreme Court had previously held in the case of Chairperson of the Immigration Selection Board v. Frank that same-sex relationships are [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday issued a final decision that a complaint concerning a bakery’s refusal to fulfil an order for a cake advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights is inadmissible. The dispute arose in 2014 following a third unsuccessful attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Gareth Lee ordered and paid for a [...]

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The Supreme Court will overturn the law recognizing a woman’s fundamental right to choose an abortion. The only question is whether it will go even further and jeopardize women’s equality, reproductive rights, and family privacy rights for all.  Pending in the Court is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the question of the constitutionality [...]

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Chile legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday as societal norms in the predominantly Catholic country shift. The bill was first introduced in Congress in 2017. Chile’s Congress passed the bill with majorities in both chambers, making it the eighth Latin American country and the thirty-first worldwide to allow same-sex marriage. After a decade-long legal battle, the [...]

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday ruled that it would not block an order requiring public disclosure of video recordings of the 2010 trial from a historic case that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban, paving the way for the videos to be publicly released. Now-retired U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker presided over the 2010 two-week [...]

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In June 2021, the Hungarian Parliament passed certain amendments to several acts, which curtailed the dissemination of information concerning homosexuality and sex reassignment (“H&SR”) among minors and school-goers. Inter alia, the legislation: (1) bans the availability of any material portraying or promoting H&SR or any other forms of deviation from one’s sex assigned at birth [...]

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Costa Rica’s legislative assembly on Tuesday passed the Cannabis and Hemp Production for Medical Purposes Law. The marijuana law is now pending Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado’s approval. According to Costa Rica’s research, marijuana and hemp production is currently legal in over 21 countries, where more than 1000 million people report using the drug. Of [...]

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Swiss citizens voted on Sunday to amend the Swiss Civil Code to legalize same-sex couples’ right to marry and to adopt children. Voters accepted the proposal in a 64 to 36 percent vote. The Swiss Federal Council and Parliament called for a referendum and endorsed same-sex marriage. They explained that although same-sex Swiss couples could [...]

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