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October 2018

Quebec ruling allowing notaries to perform amicable divorces boosts access to justice, says lawyer News item summary CA (PQ) 19 OCT
Declaratory Judgment (in French): Bonin c. Procureure general du Quebec 2018 QCCS 4229 HTML 01 OCT 18
Taiwan Referendum Threatens Same-Sex Marriage News item summary TW 10 OCT
Romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails on low turnout News item summary RO 07 OCT
Cohabitation Agreement For LGBT Couples Constitutional, Greece's Council of State Says News item summary GR 05 OCT
New State Law Ensures Equal Property Tax Treatment for Domestic Partners News item summary US (CA) 05 OCT
New US Policy Tears LGBT UN Staff From Partners News item summary US (FED) 01 OCT
UnitedNationsSecretariat: G-4 visas for domestic partners ST/IC/2018/25 PDF 261.44kb 3 SEP 18

November 2018

Legislation still not recognising problem of 'separate but equal same-sex marriage News item summary ZA 30 NOV 18
Taiwan to enact separate law on same-sex marriage, raising fears about LGBT equality after referendum backlash News item summary TW 30 NOV 18
Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum News item summary TW 24 NOV
Court Dismisses Government Appeal On SSM News item summary BM 23 NOVT
Judgment: Attorney General v. Roderick Ferguson CA 11 & 12 of 2018 PDF 493.75kb 23 NOV 18
Hong Kong rejects motion to consider same-sex unions News item summary HK 22 NOV
San Marino passes civil union law for same-sex couples News item summary SM 16 NOV 18
Costa Rica lawmakers ordered to legalize same-sex marriage News item summary CR 14 NOV
Resolution (in Spanish): Marco Antonio Castillo Rojas, et al. No. 2018012782 PDF 43.68MB 14 NOV 18
Mexico Ruling Backs Same-Sex Couple News item summary MX 01 NOV

December 2018

Draft Law on Life Partnership of Same-Sex Partners Passed News item summary ME 28 DEC
Thailand cabinet approves the first draft of same-sex civil union bill News item summary TH 25 DEC
Costa Rica passes decrees boosting LGBT rights News item summary CR 21 DEC
Cuba decides to scrap same-sex marriage law in new constitution despite majority support News item summary CU 19 DEC
Government set for a run at the Privy Council News item summary BM 14 DEC
Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes overview of marriage-based immigration News item summary US (FED) 14 DEC
Mineral County judge issued warning over refusal to preside over same-sex weddings News item summary US (WV) 10 DEC
JIC letter: Re: Complaint No. 76-2018 PDF 1.36MB 25 OCT 18
South Africa passes historic vote to protect civil unions from homophobes News item summary ZA 06 DEC

July 2018

Victory for LGBTQ Families! 4th Department Determines Civil Union Spouses Have the Right to Equitable Distribution News item summary US (NY) 30 JUL
• Memorandum and Order: Deborah O'Reilly-Morshead v. Christine O'Rielly-Morshead No. 788 CA 18-00071 PDF 29.58kb 25 JUL 19
California Senate Takes Action on Pro-Gay Measures News item summary US (CA) 07 JUL
Osaka City to recognise same-sex partnership from July 9 News item summary JP 05 JUL
Govt Files Appeal In Same Sex Marriage Case News item summary BM 05 JUL
In historic move, court rules Ecuador's same-sex marriage ban is illegal News item summary EC 04 JUL

August 2018

Bereaved mum-of-four 'cried and beamed with joy' after landmark ruling for unmarried couples News item summary UK (NI) 30 AUG
• Judgment: In the Matter of an application by Siobhan McLaughlin 18UKSC-NI-30AU PDF 644.01kb 30 AUG 18
Russia Recognized This Gay Couple’s Marriage, Then Forced Them to Flee to the Netherlands News item summary RU 28 AUG
Judge declares lesbian couple of 50 years married ­ after 1 dies News item summary US (UT) 27 AUG
US Army Chaplain Cleared of Accusations of Discrimination in Case Involving Same-Sex Couple News item summary US (FED) 24 AUG
Constitutional Chamber in Costa Rica Pronounced Itself on Same Sex Marriage News item summary CR 09 AUG

September 2018

Romania LGBT Activists Hail Constitutional Court Ruling News item summary RO 28 SEP
India court rules lesbian couple can live together News item summary IN 25 SEP
Romania Same-Sex Marriage Ban Referendum Date Set News item summary RO 19 SEP
Court: Partner in same-sex partnership has right to residence permit News item summary EE 19 SEP
Lesbian couple finally get a visa but it’s a ‘housewife’ permit News item summary ZA 07 SEP

April 2018

May 2018

Benue Assembly passes Same Sex Prohibition law News item summary NG 30 MAY
Victorian laws changed to stop the forced divorce of transgender people News item summary AU (VIC) 24 MAY 18
Appeals court upholds denial of benefits for unmarried state worker's partner News item summary US (AZ) 22 MAY
• Opinion: Renee Loncar v. Doug Ducey No. 1 CA-CV 17-0394 PDF 373.49kb 22 MAY 18
'Same-sex marriages abroad not valid' News item summary IT 14 MAY

June 2018

Heterosexual couple win civil partnership case News item summary UK (E&W) 28 JUN
• Judgment: R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keiden) v. Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and Education Secretary 2018 UKSC 32 PDF 317.30kb 27 JUN 19
Jersey to introduce same-sex marriage from 1 July News item summary JE 27 JUN
New Jersey Becomes Second State In Nation To Ban Underage Marriage News item summary US (NJ) 22 JUN
Czech government backs bill on same-sex marriage News item summary CZ 22 JUN
Transgender woman can change gender on birth certificate in Queensland without a divorce News item summary AU (QLD) 16 JUN
Bill: Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2018 PDF 257.28kb (Accessed 21 JUN 18)
New South Wales marriage laws amended to include transgender people News item summary AU (NSW) 06 JUN
Bermuda's repeal of marriage equality lasted less than a week News item summary BM 06 JUN
Same-sex spouses have EU residence rights, top court rules News item summary RO 05 JUN
Judgment: Relu Adrian Coman, Robert Clabourn Hamilton and Anor v. Inspectoratul General pentru Imigrari, Ministerul Afacerilor Interne No. C-673/16 HTML RO 05 JUN
Hong Kong courts overturn landmark LGBT ruling News item summary HK 01 JUN

January 2018

Lesbian couple whose marriage was terminated after gender confirmation surgery wins right to appeal News item summary SG 30 JAN
Russia brings charges against same-sex couple who received landmark recognition of marriage News item summary RU 27 JAN
Russia 'recognises gay marriage for the first time' after couple marry overseas News item summary RU 25 JAN
Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch News item summary CR 20 JAN
European court rules lesbian woman has no right to paternity leave News item summary FR 18 JAN
• ECHR Press Release: Refusal of a request for paternity leave made by a lesbian following the birth of her partner's child: application declared inadmissible PDF 119.29kb 18 JAN 18
Namibia lets gay man into the country to be with his husband and son News item summary NA 11 JAN
European Court of Justice rules Romania must give residency to gay man's partner News item summary RO 11 JAN
• Opinion of Advocate General: Relu Adrian Coman, Robert Clabourn Hamilton & Anor v. The General Inspectorate for Immigration, Ministry of Interior, National Council for Combating Discrimination Case C-673/16 HTML 11 JAN 18
Now That Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal, States Must Abolish Transgender ''Forced Divorce'' Laws News item summary AU 10 JAN
Inter-American Court endorses same-sex marriage News item summary CR 09 JAN
• Consultative Opinion (in Spanish): Requested by the Republic of Costa Rica OC-24/17 PDF 1.19MB 24 NOV 17
Taipei court rejects third lesbian couple News item summary TW 05 JAN
Supreme Court refuses to hear from man who wants to marry his laptop News item summary US (DC) 30 OCT
• Order List: 583 U.S.: Orders in Pending Cases No. 16-111 PDF 80.92kb 30 OCT 17 at page 1

February 2018

Panama Supreme Court judge withdraws draft ruling against marriage News item summary PA 16 FEB
A Little Case with Big Implications News item summary US (NC) 09 FEB
• Initial Decision and Order: Sandra G Myrick v. Marion Waren et al No. 16-EEOC-0001 PDF 1.11MB 08 MAR 17
Japan's Fukuoka city to recognize LGBT couples from April News item summary JP 14 FEB
Equal marriage legislation passed by Jersey politicians News item summary JE 01 FEB

March 2018

Queensland Government scraps ''discriminatory and outdated'' divorce-rule for transsexuals News item summary AU (QLD) 03 MAR
Gay couples have until end of May to marry News item summary BM 01 MAR
Court: Retired gay teacher is entitled to spousal benefits News item summary US (PA) 01 MAR
Opinion: Gateway School District v. Gateway Education Association No. 738 C.D. 2017 PDF 259.19kb 28 FEB 18
Manitoba Appeal Court upholds ruling that cost anti-gay marriage commissioner his certification News item summary CA (MB) 01 MAR
• Judgment: Kevin Richard Kisilowsky v. HM The Queen 2018 MBCA 10 PDF 379.73kb 12 FEB 18