Sexual Orientation

Freedom! ’21: Latest Developments in Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan

Freedom! ’21: Latest Developments in Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan

In Taiwan, same-sex marriage has been recognized since 24 May 2019 pursuant to the Act for Implementation of ...
Banning Conversion Therapy in India: The Do’s and Don’ts

Banning Conversion Therapy in India: The Do’s and Don’ts

Conversion therapy (‘CT’) is practiced to change the sexual orientation of an individual, in order to ensure that ...
Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

In 2017, same-sex couples in Germany were granted the right to marry. While the legislator’s decision was ...
The Federal Court of Malaysia held state Syariah law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ void and unconstitutional

The Federal Court of Malaysia held state Syariah law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ void and unconstitutional

On 25 February 2021, the Federal Court of Malaysia delivered a landmark judgment, declaring that Section 28 of the ...
Why Dinah Rose QC Had an Obligation to Give up the Homophobic Cayman Islands Brief: A Response to Lord Hendy QC

Why Dinah Rose QC Had an Obligation to Give up the Homophobic Cayman Islands Brief: A Response to Lord Hendy QC

Justice Edwin Cameron’s criticism of Dinah Rose QC for persisting in holding a brief in the Privy Council to defend
An opportunity lost for the protection of freedom of expression and LGBTI rights in Jamaica

An opportunity lost for the protection of freedom of expression and LGBTI rights in Jamaica

On 30 October 2020, the Jamaican Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment in the case of Tomlinson v ...
Czech Constitutional Court: No Recognition of Foreign Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Czech Constitutional Court: No Recognition of Foreign Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

The recent decision of the Czech Constitutional Court (‘CCC’), Pl. ÚS 6/20, against allowing recognition of foreign
Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court.  The President of Magdalen ...
B and C v. Switzerland: Assessing the Risk of Ill-Treatment against LGBTIs in Deportation Cases

B and C v. Switzerland: Assessing the Risk of Ill-Treatment against LGBTIs in Deportation Cases

On 17 November 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) delivered B and C v. Switzerland, a case ...
The constitutionality of section 10 of the South African Equality Act: a case for balancing the rights to equality, dignity and freedom of expression

The constitutionality of section 10 of the South African Equality Act: a case for balancing the rights to equality, dignity and freedom of expression

Section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (“the Equality Act”) has not ...
On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On June 15 2020, the US Supreme Court decided in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ...
A Bittersweet Day: Two equality rights decisions handed down by the High Court of Hong Kong

A Bittersweet Day: Two equality rights decisions handed down by the High Court of Hong Kong

 In recent years, the Hong Kong courts have recognised the equality rights of various same-sex couples in a number ...

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