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(UPDATED) The bill by the cabinet is the Tsai administration's attempt to meet the court's demands for amendments while trying to respect the referendum result by not altering the Civil Code defining marriage as between a man and a woman
The 5 lesbian and 8 gay couples involved will file lawsuits across the country seeking damages of one million yen ($9000) a person for being denied the same legal rights as heterosexual couples
(UPDATED) It is a surprising twist given public popular support shown nationwide – and earlier remarks from lawmakers in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime
‘There’s also a tactical perspective to it, if you think you’re not gonna get that decision from the Supreme Court then why file before the Supreme Court?’ says senatorial aspirant Florin Hilbay
Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.
'Pro-family' groups defeat pro-gay campaigners in what Amnesty International calls a "bitter blow and a step backwards for human rights in Taiwan
A referendum on whether marriage should only be recognized as between a man and a woman won more than 7 million votes, while another calling for same-sex unions to be regulated under a separate law gained over 6 million
Pro-children's rights advocates are backing the measure, saying culture should no longer be used as an excuse for abuse
Brides are younger than grooms. When it comes to foreigners, Filipino men tend to marry Australian brides. Check out other marriage trends here.
'Was it right to prioritize the church before us, his family? Was it right that he hides money from me and yet generously donate to them?'
Santiago de Cuba archbishop Dionisio Garcia calls on Cubans not to 'ignore what nature has given', amid legislators' plans to legalize same-sex marriage under the proposed new constitution
The anti-gay marriage Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance submits a referendum petition to election authorities to try to prevent the civil code from being amended to recognize same-sex partnerships
(UPDATED) The Malaysian trader, who married the child, could face 6 months in jail if it is found that he did not get permission in Malaysia
The High Court asks lawyer Jesus Falcis to show cause why he should not be disciplined for failing to submit his memorandum on time
It defines marriage as the 'voluntary and consensual union between two people' without specifying their biological sex
Allowing civil unions, which would provide legal rights for same-sex couples, is acceptable to President Rodrigo Duterte while same-sex marriage is not, says his spokesman Harry Roque
The results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in March 2018 also show that opposition to same-sex civil unions is strongest in the Visayas and 'among single men who are widowed/separated/divorced'
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'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Petitioner Jesus Falcis III says civil union can be a middleground, 'but it doesn’t mean we will stop fighting for marriage equality'
‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida
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‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan
The two, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in 'Game of Thrones,' are reported to be tying the knot in northeastern Scotland
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'Para sakin ang importante ay naumpisahan na ang paguusap. The conversation has now begun inside the Supreme Court,' says TV personality Boy Abunda, who was present at the opening of the oral arguments at the SC
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Despite challenges faced by various LGBT groups, they are hopeful that it is the most opportune time to fight for marriage equality
Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza advises young lawyer Jesus Falcis to instead look at Congress and the Constitutional Consultative Committee
'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III
Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’
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‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
The study says compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 16% more likely to have coronary heart disease
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From the historic Trump-Kim summit to President Duterte being heckled on Independence day to Sereno at Tindig Pilipinas
The Falcis petition seeks to declare as unconstitutional the provisions in the Family Code that limit a marriage to a man and woman only, supposedly because they violate the constitutional right to equal protection of laws
The petition is expected to attract strong reactions as the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Hong Kong and often those who have a ceremony say they prefer to do it privately, away from the public gaze
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court says the State shall now recognize one form of divorce in a country that bans absolute divorce
While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon
The Singapore government voids the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change because the operation made their partnership a same-sex union that is illegal in the city-state
Can a couple who plan to marry live together without having sex?
After the House approval of the divorce bill, the Senate still has no counterpart measure and is so far not keen on filing one
House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber
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The oral arguments will give marriage equality advocates their most-awaited day in court
The concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law
Corporal Denemar Albani, 27, pops the question to his girlfriend, Private Christine Porcadilla, on the eve of Valentine's Day with the help of their fellow troopers from the 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion