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[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Colombia [official website, in Spanish] on Wednesday upheld a restriction that same-sex couples cannot adopt children that have no biological relation to either parent.
TOKYO — A district in Tokyo plans to give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married opposite-sex spouses, becoming the first local government in Japan to do so at a time when gay marriage is a hot-button issue in many countries.
The American LGBT community has increasingly begun to contribute to the success of LGBT rights worldwide. However, the contributions go both ways. Countries in some other parts of the world have adopted gay equality laws much earlier than the United States, and some of that progress has contributed to the success of the LGBT movement in the United States. Here are 11 ways that advances in LGBT rights elsewhere have helped the American gay movement.
1. Canada helped bring marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Immigration Task Force works to ensure that U.S. immigration policy is inclusive of LGBT individuals and families.
So the Republican establishment is breathing easy now that the Supreme Court is on the verge of issuing a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, thus taking the question out of nasty old politics? “I think it’s probably going to be a relief,” a Republican committeeman from California toldJeremy W. Peters and Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, explaining that with such a ruling, “then it’s off the table.” Praise the Lord and thank the court.