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DC Circuit Court of Appeals upholds ban on transgender military servicemembers, dissolving one of four court of appeals injunctions

Transgender Rights

The Pentagon. Attribution: Wikipedia
The Pentagon. Attribution: Wikipedia
The DC Circuit today dissolved the injunction against President Trump’s ban on transgender military servicemembers, holding that the district court was wrong to suggest that then-Secretary of Defense Mattis’ policy was the same as the policy directive issued by President Trump, for a few reasons.

The decision won’t have any widespread effect because there are three other universal injunctions against the ban from other courts. The decision is linked above along with statements from the plaintiffs’ lawyers.

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  • 1. allan120102  |  January 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Only 11 states in Mexico allow ssm and some of them are surprises like Guerrero, Guanajuato and Durango. https://www.elsoldeorizaba.com.mx/local/no-hay-av

  • 2. allan120102  |  January 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Tabasco to celebrate the first same sex marriages of the year. https://www.diariopresente.mx/tabasco/tabasco-cel

  • 3. VIRick  |  January 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Lithuania: Residency Repercussions from the ECJ Same-Sex Partner Ruling

    Per LGBT Marriage News:

    Lithuania is the latest European country to be impacted by a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling made in the summer of 2018 which states that the same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to reside in any EU member country.

    Lithuania’s Constitutional Court (LRKT) is currently hearing a case filed by the same-sex partner of a Lithuanian citizen who was refused a residence permit by the country’s migration department. To date, the migration department has refused to issue residence permits to same-sex partners on the grounds that same-sex marriages and partnerships are illegal in Lithuania.

    However, Evelina Gudzinskaite, the director of the migration department, as well as Valerijus Simulikas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliament’s human rights committee, have agreed that same-sex marriages registered abroad can serve as a basis for foreign spouses to reside lawfully in Lithuania, although both have underlined that this would not grant them any other rights.

    “The right to live in the country does not, in itself, grant other rights under other laws,” Ms Gudzinskaite told the LRKT at a hearing on 3 January 2019, adding, “there must be a strict separation.”

    “I believe that a permit should have been issued in this case,” said Mr Simulikas. However, he too reiterated the fact that “a permit for a family member to live in Lithuania does not oblige the country to change the concept of family under its constitution, which could only be done by referendum or by a vote of a constitutional majority in the Seimas [parliament]. Therefore, the Seimas does not object to issuing same-sex couples married abroad with residency permits.”

    The LRKT’s decision is due by the end of January.
    https://emerging-europe.com/news/ecj-ruling-on-sa….

  • 4. VIRick  |  January 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Mexico: The States Granting Same-Sex Couples the Right to Adopt

    En su última actualización, la plataforma nacional de la CNDH indica que el Derecho a la No Discriminación por los Fines de Matrimonio, el Derecho al Acceso al Matrimonio, y el Derecho a la Adopción en la entidad veracruzana se mantienen en cero avance dentro de la armonización jurídica de los derechos humanos.

    En contraste, sólo los estados de Campeche, CDMX, y Tlaxcala contemplan adecuadamente el Derecho a la No Discriminación por los Fines de Matrimonio, mientras que siete entidades federativas (Campeche, CDMX, Coahuila, Colima, Guanajuato, Michoacán, y Nayarit) contemplan – en 100% – el Derecho al Acceso al Matrimonio.

    Respecto de la posibilidad de adopción por parte de parejas del mismo sexo, sólo 11 estados del país prevén correctamente esta disposición jurídica: Baja California Sur, Campeche, CDMX, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, y Querétaro.
    https://www.elsoldeorizaba.com.mx/local/no-hay-av

    In its latest update, the national platform of the CNDH indicates that the Right to Non-Discrimination for the Purpose of Marriage, the Right to Access Marriage, and the Right to Adoption in the state of Veracruz remains at zero progress from the standpoint of the legal harmonization of human rights.

    By contrast, only the states of Campeche, CDMX, and Tlaxcala adequately contemplate the Right to Non-Discrimination for the Purpose of Marriage, while seven states (Campeche, CDMX, Coahuila, Colima, Guanajuato, Michoacán, and Nayarit) contemplate – 100% – the Right to Access Marriage. (No, not Guanajuato,– instead, I suspect they meant Morelos.)

    Regarding the possibility of adoption by same-sex couples, only 11 states in the country correctly foresee this legal provision: Baja California Sur, Campeche, CDMX, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, and Querétaro.

    The 7 jurisdictions scoring 100% on the CNDH assessment of the Right to Access Marriage are the ones which have already changed their state laws to specifically legalize same-sex marriage. Baja California, Chihuahua, Chiapas, Jalisco, Puebla, and Quintana Roo, although allowing it, (due to governmental decree or Supreme Court ruling,) have yet to change their state laws to effectively reflect this reality. (Quintana Roo is by default, given the legal interpretation of its use of gender-neutral language.)

    The 11 jurisdictions granting same-sex couples the Right to Adopt do not quite align with the 13 allowing same-sex couples the Right to Access Marriage, but rather, more closely aligns with those which have already changed their state law, (that is, in 6 out of 7 instances, with Michoacán being the only odd one out).

  • 5. Fortguy  |  January 4, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Javier Corrales, Global Americans: Latin America’s 2018 LGBT year in review

    Because, at the beginning of every new year, it's compulsory for everyone in the media to sum up the previous year in a top ten list.

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