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Parents' sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

admin - 11th December 2012

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the stigmatisation and stereotyping of homosexual parents, is one of two landmark decisions by the court this year concerning children’s rights and family life under the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).   Ms Atala’s decision to […]

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Parents’ sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic - 11th December 2012

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the stigmatisation and stereotyping of homosexual parents, is one of two landmark decisions by the court this year concerning children’s rights and family life under the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).   Ms Atala’s decision to […]

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US Decision Widens Suspect Class to Afford Protection to Same-Sex Couples

Karl Laird - 3rd December 2012

By Karl Laird In an important judgment, Windsor v United States the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered whether section 3 of the Defence of Marriage Act 1996 (‘DOMA’) violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.  Section 3 of DOMA states: “[i]n determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Transforming to an Institution of Equals

Rob Clark - 2nd September 2012

There is a substantial amount of debate in Australia currently regarding same-sex marriage, with parliamentary discussion in the Federal Parliament ahead of a vote, and some states, such as Tasmania, South Australia and also the Australian Capital Territory, declaring that they intend to enact their own laws allowing same-sex marriage. This has led to some […]

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