Sexual Orientation

Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relations

Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relations

In a landmark judgment delivered today, the Supreme Court of India decriminalized same-sex relations, and affirmed ...
Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

A country that routinely bans movies that attempt to speak of homosexuality is witnessing a historic discussion on ...
Battling for Equality: The Court of Appeal Rules No Benefits for Same-sex Spouses

Battling for Equality: The Court of Appeal Rules No Benefits for Same-sex Spouses

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently overturned the Court of First Instance's decision that the same-sex spouse ...
Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) wrote the final chapter of a years-long saga concerning the ...
The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

In 2009, the High Court of Delhi handed down a landmark judgment in Naz Foundation v NCT of Delhi. It read down ...
A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?   

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?  

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...
Paying Lip Service to the CJEU: The Unsurprising Decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania in the Coman Case

Paying Lip Service to the CJEU: The Unsurprising Decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania in the Coman Case

On June 5, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) held in Coman and Others that Member States should ...
“A New Form of Discrimination”: Civil Partnerships for Different-Sex Couples in the UK Supreme Court

“A New Form of Discrimination”: Civil Partnerships for Different-Sex Couples in the UK Supreme Court

Civil partnerships were introduced by the New Labour government in the UK in 2005 to give same-sex couples many of ...
Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Is making a cake for a gay wedding the same as making a cake with an anti-gay message? This equivalence was drawn ...
Adrian Coman v. Romania: A Small Victory with Wasted Potential

Adrian Coman v. Romania: A Small Victory with Wasted Potential

On 5 June 2018, the CJEU released its much-anticipated judgment on Adrian Coman and Others v. Romania. This ...
Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent

Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent

On July 19, 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Colorado, asking the ...
Fighting for the Right to Donate Blood: Reviewing Changes to the UK’s Separate, but Equal, Policy Towards LGBT+

Fighting for the Right to Donate Blood: Reviewing Changes to the UK’s Separate, but Equal, Policy Towards LGBT+

The UK’s current policy guidelines on donating blood have a complex history of misassumptions and homophobic ...

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