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April 2017

Landmark win for gay Hong Kong civil servant over husband’s benefits News item summary HK 28 APR
• Judgment: Leung Chun Kwong v. Secretary for the Civil Service and Anor HCAL258/2016 HTML 28 APR 17
Israel Gets First Same-Sex Conjugal Prison Visit News item summary IL 26 APR
Common-law marriages of same-sex couples must be recognized, Pennsylvania court rules News item summary US (PA) 17 APR
• Opinion: In Re: Estate of Carter, S., Appeal of: Hunter, M. 1126 WDA 2016 PDF 178.13kb 17 APR 17
Falklands passes same sex marriage bill; invites non residents to share the legislation News item summary FK 14 APR
Social Security update for same-sex couples News item summary US (FED) 10 APR

May 2017

Posthumous wedding for police officer killed in Champs-Élysées attack News item summary FR 31 MAY
Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage News item summary TW 24 MAY
• Judgment (in Chinese): Interpretation of the Court of Justice No. 748 PDF 125.08kb 24 MAY 17
• Judgment (in English): Interpretation of the Court of Justice No. 748 HTML 25 MAY 17
Walmart settles for $7.5m after denying spousal benefits to gay couples News item summary US (MA) 15 MAY
• Final Order: Jacqueline Cote v Wal-mart Stores, Inc No. 15 Civ. 12945 (WGY) PDF 348.47 16 MAY 17
• Memorandum: Jacqueline Cote v Wal-mart Stores, Inc No. 15 Civ. 12945 (WGY) PDF 97.38 27 APR 17
Student writes 127-page report in defence of ‘fabulous’ gay marriage News item summary US (MO) 17 MAY
• Paper: Gay Marriage is Fabulous Word 412kb (date unknown)
House OKs including 'dating partners' among those covered by domestic abuse laws News item summary US (LA) 11 MAY
• Bill: House Bill 223 PDF 90.88kb 12 MAY 17
Romania government votes to change definition of family in order to ban same-sex marriage News item summary RO 10 MAY
Knox County judge grants woman rights of 'husband' in Tennessee's first same-sex divorce News item summary US (TN) 10 MAY
Same-sex couple can seek damages from Kentucky clerk: U.S. appeals court News item summary US (KY) 01 MAY
• Opinion: David Ermold and David Moore v. Kim Davis No. 16-6412 PDF 79.86kb 02 MAY 17
Marriage: Court Rules In Favour Of Gay Couple News item summary BM 05 MAY
• Judgment: Winston Godwin and Greg Deroche v. The Registrar General et al. 2016 No. 259 PDF 531.14kb 05 MAY 17

June 2017

5th Circuit rules for Mississippi anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' law News item summary US (MS) 22 JUN
• Opinion: Rims Barber, et al. v. Governor Phil Bryant & Anor. No. 16-60477 PDF 156.13kb 22 JUN 17
Same-sex marriage in Faroe Islands approved by Denmark News item summary FO 19 JUN
Lithuania tries, but fails to recognize same-sex couples News item summary LT 16 JUN
Same-sex marriage delayed in Switzerland News item summary CH 16 JUN
The case that could change everything for couples divorcing after a short marriage News item summary UK (E&W) 14 JUN
• Judgment: Sharp v. Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 HTML 13 JUN 17
Colombia: For the first time a marriage of three people was recognized News item summary CO 13 JUN
Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriage News item summary UK (SC) 08 JUN
More counties recognize same-sex registrations News item summary TW 08 JUN

January 2017

StarNorway's Lutheran Church embraces same-sex marriage News item summary NO 31 JAN
StarGay couple win right to be married in Estonia News item summary EE 30 JAN
StarIn Alaska, Divorce Courts Must Now Consider Pet Wellbeing News item summary US (AK) 27 JAN
• Act: Animals: Protection/Release/Custody Act HB0147Z PDF 53.73kb 11 MAY 16
StarAdultery is not grounds for divorce in gay & lesbian relationships, according to UK law News item summary UK (E&W) 20 JAN
• Gov.uk: Get a Divorce HTML 14 DEC 16
StarPolish gay couple wins right to marry in Portugal thanks to their haters News item summary PT 15 JAN
StarMexico Finally Recognises Same Sex Marriage News item summary MX 13 JAN
StarCourt orders Peru to recognize its first same-sex marriage News item summary PE 10 JAN
• Sentencia (in Spanish): Resolution Number 13 22863-2012-0-1801-JR-CL-08 PDF 238.02kb 21 DEC 16
StarSeparate lives but gay ‘hubby’ looking good for share of the assets News item summary AU (TAS) 10 JAN
• Judgment: Martens v. Bocca [2016] FamCA 1044 HTML 07 DEC 16
StarHigh Court Hints That It Won't Legalize Gay Marriage in Israel News item summary IL 10 JAN
StarSame-sex marriage 'could be in Guernsey by summer' News item summary UK (GG) 02 JAN
• Orders in Council: Order approving Same-Sex Marriage (Guernsey) Law, 2016 PDF 1.40MB (at page 3) 14 DEC 16

February 2017

StarIncome rules for foreign spouses upheld News item summary UK (E&W) 22 FEB
• Judgment: R (on the application of MM (Lebanon)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) et al [2017] UKSC 10 PDF 353.46kb 22 FEB 17
StarFinnish parliament confirms same-sex marriage law News item summary FI 17 FEB
StarThe sky didn't fall: same-sex couple celebrate new ACT marriage amendment News item summary AU (ACT) 16 FEB
StarNew procedure for joint divorces and separations News item summary CA (QC) 11 FEB

March 2017

StarLGBT community in Denmark rejoices: homosexual marriages in church are not against constitution News item summary DK 23 MAR
• Judgment (in Danish): John Hejlesen, Inger Kristensen, edvind Kristensen, Mogens Skibsted, Gert Grube and Arne Heilsen v. Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs and Child and Social Affairs No. 159/2016 PDF 40.45kb 23 MAR 17
StarVictory! Federal Court Orders Florida to Issue Accurate Death Certificates to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses in Lambda Legal Class Action News item summary US (FL) 23 MAR
• Order: Hal B Birchfield and Paul G Mocko v. John H Armstrong and Kenneth Jones No. 4:15-cv-00615 PDF 272.69kb 23 MAR 17
StarOsage Nation voters approve same-sex marriage News item summary US (OK) 21 MAR
StarTransgender refuses to grant divorce, claims he is a woman News item summary IL 20 MAR
StarTaiwan lesbian ordered to pay back groom News item summary TW 15 MAR

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