Shinichi Iizuka. Choosing Valentine's Day to make a heartfelt statement, gay couples will file the first-ever lawsuits in Japan challenging the constitutionality of not recognizing same-sex marriages. The plaintiffs in the group suits are 13 same-sex couples who reside in Tokyo and seven other prefectures and range in age from their 20s to 50s. A team of lawyers representing the plaintiffs will argue that it is unconstitutional for the central government not to allow same-sex marriages as it infringes on the freedom of marriage and equality under the law, guaranteed in the nation's Constitution. The Civil Law, which was put into force in , does not have a clause forbidding same-sex marriages.
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By Joshua Rhett Miller. June 17, pm Updated June 17, pm. The Oregonian reported that the Kleins had sought to take their case to the Supreme Court last year after exhausting their appeals in Oregon. Attorneys for the couple had argued that the Colorado case did not determine whether government officials can mandate business owners to provide or create messages contrary to their religious beliefs. The Kleins were essentially forced out of business some three years after refusing to create a government-approved message, according to their attorneys at First Liberty Institute, a Texas-based organization that focuses on cases involving religious freedom. The message from the court is clear, government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated. Read Next.
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A South Euclid official said the ordinance does not cover educational institutions and that religious discrimination is barred by federal law, which trumps any local or state law. The lawsuit says the ordinance is vague and unconstitutional. It asks a federal judge to block it from being enforced.
One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. By canceling DACA, Trump has put , young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.