Sexual Orientation

Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

A striking feature of Australian High Court jurisprudence in recent years is the Court’s use of orthodox judicial ...
Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

The term “counter-majoritarian” has, more often than not, been used in a derogatory fashion - especially when it ...
The Crime of “Homosexuality” under Cameroon Criminal Law

The Crime of “Homosexuality” under Cameroon Criminal Law

According to Human Rights Watch there are 76 countries in the world that prosecute people for having consensual ...
Naz Foundation: Reading Down the Supreme Court

Naz Foundation: Reading Down the Supreme Court

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar v Naz Foundation held that section 377 of the Indian ...
The Commonwealth v The Australian Capital Territory: Marriage Equality in the High Court

The Commonwealth v The Australian Capital Territory: Marriage Equality in the High Court

On Thursday the High Court of Australia effectively struck down the nation’s first same-sex marriage laws. But ...
Of Koushal v NAZ Foundation’s Several Travesties: Discrimination and Democracy

Of Koushal v NAZ Foundation’s Several Travesties: Discrimination and Democracy

There are many things wrong about the 98 page decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar Koushal v NAZ ...
XYZ or HJ: How do EU and UK refugee law stack up on identity issues?

XYZ or HJ: How do EU and UK refugee law stack up on identity issues?

The purpose of refugee law is to give sanctuary to people fleeing persecution because of some aspect of their ...
Taking Conscience Seriously

Taking Conscience Seriously

Ladele (see previous posts) exemplifies an important public debate: has the embrace of gay equality by the liberal ...
European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

In the case of Vallianatos and Others v. Greece, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that ...
Wedding Crashers in Canberra?

Wedding Crashers in Canberra?

The Australian Capital Territory made Australian history this week as the first Australian jurisdiction to provide ...
HIV and Caribbean Law: Case for Tolerance

HIV and Caribbean Law: Case for Tolerance

In the western hemisphere, the Anglophone Caribbean maintains some of the most regressive anti-gay laws in the ...
The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and  Naz Foundation Rulings

The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and Naz Foundation Rulings

Last month marked the 10 year anniversary of Lawrence v Texas, where the US Supreme Court ruled that laws that ...

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