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Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court rules for same-sex civil unions

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled that partners in same-sex civil unions are constitutionally entitled to the same rights as married persons. The constitutional provision on which it relied requires the state to “promote the good of everyone, without distinction of origin, race, sex, color, age and other forms of discrimination.” Although an English translation

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Published on May 7, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Brazil, civil unions, David Law, gay marriage, hp
 
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French Court Affirms Ban on Gay Marriage

Yesterday, the French Constitutional Council upheld a law prohibiting gay marriage. The ruling appears to be as much about the institutional relationship between courts and legislatures in France as it is about marriage itself. In its short decision, the Constitutional Council made two points of note. First, the bundle of family rights preserved in the

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Published on January 29, 2011
Author:          Filed under: France, gay marriage, hp, Richard Albert
 
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California’s gay marriage ban struck down as unconstitutional

American readers are likely to have heard this already, but this is sufficiently big to be of interest to readers elsewhere. Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, originally appointed by George Bush Sr., ruled today that Proposition 8, an amendment to California’s constitution prohibiting gay marriage

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Published on August 5, 2010
Author:          Filed under: David Law, equality rights, gay marriage, gay rights, hp, Proposition 8