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Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

In a follow-up post to his previous analysis of Windsor v. United States, Karl Laird examines which constitutional ...
The Questions Raised by Striking Down DOMA

The Questions Raised by Striking Down DOMA

In light of the release of Windsor v the United States, Karl Laird analyzes the US Supreme Court's reasoning, ...
Equality v Human Rights?: Same sex marriage and religious liberty

Equality v Human Rights?: Same sex marriage and religious liberty

This is an edited transcript of an address given by Aidan O'Neill QC on Thursday 13 June 2013, at Matrix Chambers ...
Same Sex Marriage: Scaremongering and Sacrilege

Same Sex Marriage: Scaremongering and Sacrilege

This is an edited transcript of an address given by Karon Monaghan QC on Thursday 13 June 2013, at Matrix Chambers ...
Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part II: Public Interest Litigation

Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part II: Public Interest Litigation

By Max Harris Editor's Note: Last week, Max Harris examined the religious exemptions of New Zealand’s recently ...
Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part I: Religious Exemptions

Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part I: Religious Exemptions

By Max Harris - On 17 April, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment ...
Gender-Neutral Marriage and ‘Attenuated Discrimination’: Legal Developments in France

Gender-Neutral Marriage and ‘Attenuated Discrimination’: Legal Developments in France

by Professor Daniel Borrillo- During his election campaign, French president François Hollande announced as ...
Same-Sex Marriage: Bill N°344 Amidst France’s Wider Political Landscape

Same-Sex Marriage: Bill N°344 Amidst France’s Wider Political Landscape

By Delphine Rooz - On 12 April 2013, the French Senate adopted Bill n°344, which opens marriage to same-sex ...
LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

By Heidi Yates- The proposed introduction of ‘sexual orientation’, ‘gender identity’ and ‘intersex status’ as ...
The Case on Everybody’s Lips – How arguments in Windsor v US have been received by the commentators

The Case on Everybody’s Lips – How arguments in Windsor v US have been received by the commentators

It has been a week since the hearing in Windsor v United States.  Karl Laird provides an interesting analysis of ...
Supreme Court of Canada Delivers Judgment in Hate Speech Case

Supreme Court of Canada Delivers Judgment in Hate Speech Case

By Lauren Dancer- In Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott 2013 SCC 11the Supreme Court of Canada ...
Could the outcome in Windsor v US be a hollow victory?

Could the outcome in Windsor v US be a hollow victory?

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in Windsor v United States.  We have been closely ...

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