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Conservative US Supreme Court Justices take aim at marriage equality

Conservative US Supreme Court Justices take aim at marriage equality

Two conservative US Supreme Court Justices have set their sights on a 2015 decision that led to marriage equality becoming a reality in the United States. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have shared their opposition to the five-year-old decision, Obergefell vs. Hodges, that paved the way for same-gender couples to marry, in a statement […]

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Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Advocates have highlighted gaps in Australia’s workplace protections in light of this week’s Supreme Court ruling that protects LGBTIQ+ workers. The ruling, won 6 votes to 3, found that discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity is covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Veteran transgender advocate, Sally Goldner AM, says Australia needs […]

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US Supreme Court rules against LGBTIQ+ workplace discrimination

US Supreme Court rules against LGBTIQ+ workplace discrimination

The US’ top court has ruled that the nation’s current workplace discrimination act must apply to cases of discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 that discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity is a form of sex discrimination, and protected by Title VII of the […]

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US Supreme Court rule in favour of baker who refused gay couple

US Supreme Court rule in favour of baker who refused gay couple

The Supreme Court of the United States have ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who cited his Christian beliefs to refuse service to a gay couple looking for a wedding cake. The justices found the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had shown an impermissible hostility toward religion when dealing with baker Jack Phillips’ case in […]

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Jim Obergefell on why love always wins

A year ago today the US Supreme Court made a landmark decision. History was made when the USA’s highest court ruled in favour of the plaintiffs in Obergefell v Hodges, a decision that granted everyone the right to marry a partner of the same gender. A short time later President Obama called Jim Obergefell, and […]

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Mexico: Supreme Court Legalises Marriage Equality

Mexico: Supreme Court Legalises Marriage Equality

Most of Mexico’s 31 states have had a standing ban on marriage equality, but the Supreme Court has worked over the past few years to dismantle those state laws that confine marriage to heterosexual couples. In 2009, Mexico City legalised same-sex marriage, seeing over 5,000 marriages to date. The Supreme Court supported Mexico City law, […]

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Supreme Court in India Recognizes Third Gender Category

Supreme Court in India Recognizes Third Gender Category

India’s Supreme Court has issued a verdict allowing transgender and non-gender binary people to identify themselves as such on government documents. Before Tuesday’s ruling, Indian citizens were required to identify themselves as either male or female on official documents. The court noted that it was the right of all human beings to choose their gender, […]

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