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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

Family Relations Extended Beyond Marriage (October 17, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into ...

Topic: Human rights; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Estonia

Court Rules on Change of Gender Issue (August 01, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled ...

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

Marriage Defined as Between One Man and One Woman (June 10, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted ...

Topic: Constitution; Families ; Human rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Slovak Republic

Sindh Provincial Assembly Passes Child Marriage Restraint Bill (May 23, 2014) by Tariq Ahmad

On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. ...

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

Comprehensive Marriage Law Enacted (May 02, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, ...

Topic: Child custody; Divorce; Marriage and family status; Polygamy
Jurisdiction: Kenya

Parliament Passes Comprehensive Marriage Bill, Changes Process for Contracting Customary Marriages (March 28, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the ...

Topic: Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Kenya

Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage Passed by Referendum (January 13, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the ...

Topic: Constitution; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Croatia

Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward (December 26, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

High Court Strikes Down Territory's Same-Sex Marriage Law (December 19, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law ...

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

New Family Law Regulation: Co-Mother from Birth (December 11, 2013) by Edith Palmer

On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Børneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth ...

Topic: Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Denmark

Property Division in Divorce Agreement Voided After Wife Discovers Husband's Fraudulent Double Life (December 06, 2013) by Ruth Levush

Judge Tova Sivan, President of the Tel Aviv Family Court, established a new precedent in her ...

Topic: Civil law; Divorce; Families; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Israel

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Last updated: March 24, 2015