The decision on whether or not the sponsors of Proposition 8 have a legal right to defend their 2008 ballot has been delayed by California’s Supreme Court.
The state of Hawaii has passed the bill legalising civil unions for gay couples, with votes coming in at 18-5 in favour of the proposal. It has also just appointed its first gay Supreme Court Judge.
A lesbian mother in Australia has been forbidden from moving her daughter to New South Wales after the Family Court ruled that the woman’s ex-partner has equal rights to the child.
The government today announced that same-sex couples now have the right to become civil partners on religious premises. The ruling is in an opt-in basis and will not force any religious group to conduct ceremonies.