Lesbian/Gay Law Notes – 2015 – Issue 06 – June

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Irish Republic Votes for Marriage Equality

A proposal to amend Ireland’s Constitution was approved by 62.07% of the voters in a referendum held on May 22, 2015. The amendment states: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”   The vote made Ireland...

Australia High Court Rules in Homosexual Panic Case

The High Court of Australia (Australia’s apex court) has handed down Lindsay v. The Queen, [2015] HCA 16, a decision which affects homosexual advance defense (sometimes called homosexual panic defense) in the State of South Australia, the only Australian jurisdiction...