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Russia referendum allows Putin to stay in power through 2036
Russian President Vladimir Putin won a referendum vote on Thursday, allowing him to stay in office through 2036. Putin's constitutional amendments garnered close to 78 percent of the votes. Approximately 65 percent of voters turned out.The consti (More)
Bostock is a Textualist Triumph
Last week, the Supreme Court issued its hotly anticipated decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the 6-3 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT persons from sex discrimina (More)
"Surprising" Supreme Court Win for Gay and Transgender Employees Isn't Ultimately Surprising- And That's the Point
The Supreme Court created quite a stir recently when it held in Bostock v. Clayton Country, Georgia that Title VII, the major federal anti-employment-discrimination law, protected gay and transgender employees on the same basis as heterosexual employ (More)
The Orwellian Fiasco of Hungary's Reversal of Recognition for Transgender People
In a dark demonstration of Orwellian precepts, Hungary’s Parliament has passed a bill to end legal recognition for transgender citizens. The Bill received the legislative acquiescence on 19th May 2020. The legislature has cogently replaced the Hungar (More)
Japan court rejects same-sex relationships as de facto marriages, denying man victims' compensation
The Nagoya District Court on Thursday rejected a man's request to overturn a decision deeming him ineligible for victims' compensation following the death of his same-sex partner.The man, Yasuhide Uchiyama, had lived with his partner for around 2 (More)
China's Lesbian Parenting Case is a Children's Rights Issue
A lawsuit brought by a lesbian in China has raised the profile of same-sex parenting in a country where marriage rights are not recognized. Split from her partner last year, Zhang Peiyi is suing for custody of one of the children they parented togeth (More)
Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage
Costa Rica became the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday.According to the Costa Rican Supreme Court's 2018 ruling, lawmakers had 18 months to adjust the current law or same-sex marriage would automatically bec (More)
Pennsylvania becomes third US state to limit child marriage
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 360 on Friday, setting 18 as the minimum age to obtain a marriage license without parental consent. Pennsylvania becomes only the third state to limit child marriage following Delaware and New Jersey. (More)
Congress Reincarnates Discrimination Against American Citizens Because of Who They Marry
In 1907, Congress passed a law that punished US citizen women for marrying “foreigners.” In March of 1931, Congress rejected this discrimination. But in March of 2020, Congress reincarnated it by passing a law that punishes both US citizen men and wo (More)
Parole as a Right
What Is Parole?Parole refers to the type of conditional freedom that is exercised by prisoners. In its conventional sense, it is a privilege for the prisoner who is deemed to be fit to re-interact with society. Historically, parole comes out of m (More)
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