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Supreme Court rejects petition to recognize same-sex marriage - The Jerusalem Post

The High Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a petition by the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association to recognize same-sex marriage. Justices Elyakim Rubinstein (former deputy to the president), Neal Hendel and Anat Baron ...and more »

Israel's High Court Rejects Petition to Recognize Same-sex Marriages - Haaretz

On Thursday, the High Court of Justice rejected a petition made by the LGBT Association, which demanded the state recognize same-sex marriages. The court justices held that Israel's practice of not recognizing same-sex marriages does not contravene the ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: What does human rights law say about claims of equality? - ABC Online

The phrase "marriage equality" summarises so potently one of the central claims made by those advocating for marriage reform. It conveys the assertion that not permitting same-sex couples to access the institution of marriage is a breach of their human ...and more »

Israel's Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is not a right - PinkNews

The court's judges unanimously rejected the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association's case. . The group argued that the Basic Law of Human Dignity and Liberty should be interpreted to allow same-sex marriages. They had hoped that, at ...and more »

Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is not a right - Arutz Sheva

Supreme Court Justices Elyakim Rubinstein, Neal Handel, and Anat Baron on Thursday morning unanimously rejected the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association's demand that the Jewish state recognize same-sex marriages. According to the ...and more »

Rule of law institute's Nick Cowdery backs 'leadership' on same-sex marriage - The Australian Financial Review

Nicholas Cowdery, former director of public prosecutions in NSW and NSW Bar Association member, backs the professional bodies for taking a stand. Katie Walsh AFR Woodcut. Share on twitter. by Katie Walsh. Lawyers, take up arms! The Rule of Law is under ...and more »

Inside story: Pauline Wright responds to 'overstep' complaint - Lawyers Weekly

The president of the NSW Law Society has responded to unhappy members, who have expressed their frustrations about her role in a joint statement addressing marriage equality laws, with one going so far as to say that the council's involvement ...and more »


Citing the legal principle of equality, the Queensland Law Society and the presidents of the Law Society of NSW and NSW Bar Association have each released statements supporting the redefinition of marriage. These positions have caused some controversy ...and more »

Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal - Out 'n Proud (blog)

The Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association had petitioned the nation's highest court to rule that a law prohibiting same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The case had hoped to achieve marriage equality in Israel in much the same ...and more »

Law Society head refuses to apologise over gay marriage stand - The Australian

NSW Law Society president Pauline Wright has rejected calls to apologise and withdraw the society's endorsement of same-sex marriage because she failed to consult her 29,000 members. She has undertaken to check her public statement on the issue after ...and more »