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New Family Law Adopted (September 15, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Vietnam's legislature has adopted a new Law on Marriage and Family that will come into effect ...

Topic: Families ; Marriage and family status; Pregnancy; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Vietnam

Mandatory HIV Testing Before Marriage Proposed (September 15, 2015) by Peter Roudik

On September 9, 2015, legislation aimed at establishing additional requirements for marriage registration was introduced in ...

Topic: Families ; Health; Health information and medical records; HIV/AIDS; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Russia

Four "Race and Religion Protection Laws" Adopted (September 14, 2015) by Shameema Rahman; Wendy Zeldin

Four laws known collectively as the Race and Religion Protection Laws, which were submitted to the ...

Topic: Family planning and birth control; Marriage and family status; Polygamy; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: Burma

Decision on Gay Marriage in Italy (September 14, 2015) by Theresa Papademetriou

On July 21, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a landmark judgment concerning ...

Topic: Families ; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights

Local Government Puts Curfew on Dating (September 10, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On September 1, 2015, the Regent of Purwakarta, a region in West Java Province, Indonesia, announced ...

Topic: Human rights and civil liberties; Marriage and family status; State and local government
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Defense Ministry Circulates Polygamy Rules (August 12, 2015) by Constance Johnson

As of July 22, 2015, Indonesia's Defense Ministry has explicitly allowed employees to enter into polygamous ...

Topic: Marriage and family status; Officials and employees; Polygamy
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Court Declares Refund of Bride-Price Under Customary Law Unconstitutional (August 12, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

Eight years after it began, a legal battle challenging the constitutionality of a customary practice of ...

Topic: Constitution; Customary law; Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Uganda

Gender Recognition Bill Passed (July 31, 2015) by Luis Acosta

On July 15, 2015, the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 was passed by the Oireachtas (Irish legislature). ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Court Rejects Two Challenges to Marriage Act (June 25, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On June 18, 2015, the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi) released its decisions on two petitions ...

Topic: Children's rights; Church and state relations; Constitution; Marriage and family status; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes (June 11, 2015) by Constance Johnson

As of October 1, 2015, Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of Denmark, will permit same-sex couples to ...

Topic: Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Greenland

Summary Divorce Proceedings Revised (May 20, 2015) by Dante Figueroa

On May 26, 2015, new legislation amending the procedural rules on the declaration of a divorce ...

Topic: Divorce; Evidence; Legal remedies; Marriage and family status; Trials and court proceedings
Jurisdiction: Italy

Criminal Provision on Adultery Held Unconstitutional (March 24, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

South Korea's Constitutional Court has struck down the provision that defined the crime of adultery in ...

Topic: Criminal code; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Alimony Now Permitted for Gay Couples (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On March 3, 2015, the Brazilian Superior Tribunal of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça, STJ) unanimously ...

Topic: Civil law; Civil rights and liberties; Families ; Judiciary; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Law on Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights Passed (March 09, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

It was reported on March 3, 2015, that Slovenia's unicameral National Assembly had passed amendments to ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Slovenia

Congress Approves Civil Unions Legislation (February 25, 2015) by Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand

On January 28, 2015, both houses of Chile's Congress approved legislation that would allow same-sex and ...

Topic: LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Chile

Parliament Passes Comprehensive Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Legislation (February 24, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

On February 12, 2015, Malawi's 193-member unicameral National Assembly passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations ...

Topic: Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Malawi

Effort to Ban Same-Sex Marriage Fails (February 12, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On February 7, 2015, Slovakia held a national referendum on the subject of same-sex marriage. ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care; Education; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Slovak Republic

Punjab Government Considers Anti-Child Marriage Law (January 30, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On January 29, 2015, the Chairperson of the Punjab Provincial Commission on the Status of Women, ...

Topic: Children's rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Pakistan

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Tables New Bill on Cultural Practices (December 04, 2014) by Tariq Ahmad

On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Immigration; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Canada

Marriage Law Challenged (November 03, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of ...

Topic: Marriage and family status; Marriage certificates and registration
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

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Last updated: September 15, 2015