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Australians may have overwhelmingly voted "yes" in a same-sex marriage survey, but the battle over marriage equality isn't over yet. All that needs to be changed to make same-sex marriage legal is a tweak to the Australian Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says that could happen by Christmas but conservative politicians are pushing hard for extensive religious protections in any bill legalizing marriage equality, to shield "no" supporters and... [Read More]
The bill to change the marriage act is in, the aim is to have same sex marriage legalised before Christmas and with just a few weeks to get it done, politicians ... [Read More]
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Australians may have overwhelmingly voted "yes" in the same-sex marriage survey, but the battle over marriage equality isn't over yet. All that needs to be changed to make same-sex marriage legal is a tweak to the Australian Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Prime Minister... [Read More]
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vowed November 15 to change Australia's Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to marry , after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed a majority of eligible... [Read More]
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Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey has closed and the official result is expected next week (Wednesday, November 15).  Voters were asked if the Marriage Act should be changed to allow same-sex couples to wed.  Polls are suggesting a win for the 'yes' campaign, although the result is not legally binding on parliament.  Sixteen million Australians were eligible to vote in Australia's same sex marriage postal survey.  Officials say almost 80 percent of the potential voters responded and opinion polls are predicting a win for the 'yes' campaign.   The debate has, at times, been fractious... [Read More]
Under the banner of Sikh Youth Federation, a delegation of Sikh youths felicitated CM Raghubar Das for making Jharkhand the third state in the country to implement the Anand Marriage Act after... [Read More]
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Home / U.S. Citizen Services / Child and Family Matters / Marriage in the Czech Republic / FAQs for Post-Defense of Marriage Act... [Read More]
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The court said that after the PCMA was enacted, both the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act, 1939 should also have been suitably... [Read More]
The Supreme Court on Wednesday lauded Karnataka for its pioneering act of amending the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) to make child marriage automatically void.In Karnataka, the husband of a... [Read More]
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Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has stuck to his campaign promise to put same-sex marriage to a vote. Australians have until November 7 to complete a mail-in survey on whether or not the 1961 Marriage Act should be amended to include same-sex couples. The ballot has a single question: "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?" with the options "Yes" or "No". As people are getting their ballots in the mail, the Australian public has become divided, and things have started to turn ugly. Over the weekend,... [Read More]
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Sonia Gandhi asks PM Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take advantage of his majority in the Lok sabha and pass the much-delayed Women's Reservation Bill that seeks to grant 33% quota to the fairer sex in Parliament and state legislatures.She said the bills were "thwarted" by the opposition in 1989, but were passed by both the Houses of Parliament in 1993.Rashtriya Janata... [Read More]
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Disgruntled members are agitating for an extraordinary general meeting to censure the Law Society for backing a change to the Marriage Act. [Read More]
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Canberra schools are wading into the same-sex marriage survey as the debate on changing the Marriage Act heats up. [Read More]
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The passing of Edith Windsor reminds us of the legal struggle to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. [Read More]
The Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi warns of 'weaponised' anti-discrimination laws and 'legal warfare' against supporters of traditional marriage if the Marriage Act is changed... [Read More]
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The Stanford Law School posted a remembrance of Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic client Edith Windsor by Law Professor PAMELA KARLAN. Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was the legal landmark… Read more... [Read More]
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Edie Windsor, equality champion, longtime Villager, dies at age 88 September 14, 2017 | Filed under: News,Community | Posted by: The Villager Edie Windsor, the Village woman who overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, cheering on the Pride March last year. Photo by Tequila Minsky BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Edie Windsor, who became a worldwide icon at age 84 when her lawsuit against the U.S. government led the Supreme Court, in 2013, to strike down the key provision of... [Read More]
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On Wednesday, when the Supreme Court convenes to hear arguments in the second of two cases challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the person who will stand front and center before the nine justices won't be Edith Windsor, the vivacious 83-year-old widow whose name is on the case, but her la... [Read More]
And marriage equality pioneer Edith Windsor died Tuesday in New York at the age of 88. Windsor was the lead plaintiff in a 2013 case at the U.S. Supreme Court challenging DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Windsor had been forced to pay additional estate taxes because the IRS did not recognize her marriage to a woman, Thea Spyer, who passed away in 2009. In a landmark 5-4 decision, the court ruled DOMA unconstitutional, meaning legally married same-sex couples are entitled to claim the same 1,100 federal benefits as... [Read More]
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Edith Windsor is being remembered for paving the way for the legalization of same sex marriage. She died Tuesday in New York at 88 years old. In a landmark Supreme Court case, Windsor challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocked married gay and lesbian couples from receiving the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Jan Crawford reports. [Read More]
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