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Pope Francis calls for civil union law for same-sex couples
As part of a documentary shown in Rome Wednesday, Pope Francis voiced his support for civil unions for same-sex couples. "Homosexuals have a right to be part of the family," said the Pope, referring to members of the LGBTQ+ community as "children of (More)
On This Coming Out Day, The Court Must Let the LGBTQ+ Community In
“Representation matters. I wore my father’s prayer hat, and stood at the steps of the Supreme Court, waving our flag.” - Ibrahim "Ibby" Baig On June 15th, 2020, Ibrahim “Ibby” Baig awaited, like many others, for a decision of paramount importance to (More)
The Unanswered Question of Same-Sex Marriages in India
Around two years back, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its historical judgement of Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India decriminalised homosexuality in the country. However, despite this progressive judgement, certain questions incidental to th (More)
Justices Thomas, Alito criticize same-sex marriage ruling in turning away Kentucky clerk's case
The US Supreme Court Monday denied a petition for a writ of certiorari  filed by a former Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who was sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision that (More)
Protecting Trans Rights in El Salvador's Criminal Courts
On 28th July 2020, a judge in San Salvador sentenced three policemen named Jaime Geovany Mendoza Rivas, Luis Alfredo Avelar Sandoval and Carlos Valentín Rosales Carpio to 20 years in Prison. In January 2019, these police officers committed Aggravated (More)
Analyzing the Sufficiency of Iran's Child and Adolescent Protection Law
Iran recently passed a law criminalizing abandonment, physical or emotional abuse of children, taking a major leap in terms of rights provided to children and juveniles. The Child and Adolescent Protection Bill was approved by the Guardian Council, t (More)
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)
"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)
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)
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