Advertisement Close X. Conservative Iowa lawmakers are advancing a bill that would change the long-standing way judges are selected in the state. Critics of the legislation , introduced in early February, say it is motivated by displeasure over state courts blocking abortion and same-sex marriage bans. In , voters approved a constitutional amendment requiring that Iowa justices be chosen using a merit selection system in which the governor appoints judges from candidates selected by nominating commissions.
Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States
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This article will examine the current legal status conferred on committed gay relationships in light of the passage of Proposition 8 as well as the implications of a petition currently before the California Supreme Court, which challenges the validity of Proposition 8. Unmarried Gay Couples. Even the ballot argument in favor of Proposition 8 explicitly states it is meant to have no affect on the rights entitled to gay couples existing prior to the legalization of gay marriage. Therefore, the Domestic Partner Act will remain in effect and available to those unmarried gay couples who have already registered as domestic partners or plan to do so in the future. As previously stated, the Domestic Partner Act grants virtually all of the substantive rights and responsibilities that are accorded to spouses through marriage under California law with certain exceptions.
An LGBT couple whose marriage was wiped off the books in Singapore is going to court
Bill Chappell. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D. S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage.
The marriage was revoked and deleted in February last year after the registrar decided that the marriage, while a heterosexual union at the time it occurred in , had become a same-sex marriage, which is not allowed in Singapore. The story of FK and BS, first reported in Quartz on June 14 last year, showed how laws in the city-state are out of step with one another, leaving the couple in legal limbo. The couple last year detailed the stressful, convoluted process they had been through relating to their marriage over nearly two years.