Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Marriage

  • Love Jihad Law: Aggravating the Plight of Interfaith Couples

    —Manisha Aswal, LL.M. Candidate, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad, India. India is witnessing a surge in the number of anti-conversion legislations. Following in the footsteps of other Indian States like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the State of Gujarat (‘the State’) implemented an anti-conversion law called the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 (‘2021 Amendment’) on 15 June 2021.

  • Triple Talaq: Still Not Unconstitutional in India

    –Sachin Dhawan, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, India The famous American lawyer and judge Thurgood Marshall used to tell his judicial clerks that the most important principle in law is the rule of five. In its absence, all else was irrelevant.

  • The US Same-Sex Marriage Decision: Unconstitutional Constitutional Change?

    —Mikołaj Barczentewicz, DPhil in Law Candidate, University of Oxford Much will be written about Obergefell v Hodges, the momentous decision of the US Supreme Court endorsing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, but in this short blog post I will limit myself to one aspect of the judgment: does it constitute unconstitutional constitutional change?