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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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On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center overturned the landmark case Roe v. Wade. It is essential to clarify the specific right Roe established. It was not an unqualified affirmative right to abortion but a right protecting a woman from unduly burdensome interference with her freedom to [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion, overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision comes in a case involving a Mississippi law banning all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi’s Gestational Age [...]

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Japan’s Osaka District Court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriages is not unconstitutional. The court rejected claims brought by three same-sex couples who sought marriage licenses. Because the court found the ban to be constitutional, it also dismissed the plaintiffs’ demands for 1 million yen in damages per couple who argued that [...]

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