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Philippines Supreme Court rejects ‘with finality’ last bid for same-sex marriage in damning blow to the community

The Philippines Supreme Court has rejected “with finality” a last bid for marriage equality and denied the possibility of a reversal of its decision. The push for same-sex marriage in the predominantly Catholic country was led by a young, openly gay Filipino lawyer named Jesus Falcis. He first petitioned the Supreme Court in 2015, arguing that the current legislation was a violation of his rights. In September the court threw out the case on technical grounds because of Falcis’ “lack of standing, violating the principle of hierarchy of courts, and failing...
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Sark becomes the last place in the British Isles to legalise same-sex marriage

Sark has become the final place in the British Isles to legalise same-sex marriage, and the first weddings are set to take place next year. The channel island, which has a population of around 500, became the last remaining place in the British Isles without same-sex marriage after Northern Ireland legalised marriage equality this year, to come into force in January.  Officially a fief within the bailiwick of Guernsey, Sark maintains its own independent legal system, overseen by its own ancient parliament, the Chief Pleas. It also completely bans cars...
British Isleschannel islandsLawMarriage EqualityNewsSame-sex marriageSarkUKWeddings

Sark becomes the last place in the British Isles to legalise same-sex marriage

Sark has become the final place in the British Isles to legalise same-sex marriage, and the first weddings are set to take place next year. The channel island, which has a population of around 500, became the last remaining place in the British Isles without same-sex marriage after Northern Ireland legalised marriage equality this year, to come into force in January.  Officially a fief within the bailiwick of Guernsey, Sark maintains its own independent legal system, overseen by its own ancient parliament, the Chief Pleas. It also completely bans cars...
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