Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Marriage and family status http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Marriage Law Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404185_text Marriage and family status; Marriage certificates and registration - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404185_text Global Legal Monitor: Estonia: Family Relations Extended Beyond Marriage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404169_text Human rights; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404169_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Finland: Court Rules on Change of Gender Issue http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404085_text Human rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404085_text Global Legal Monitor: Slovak Republic: Marriage Defined as Between One Man and One Woman http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404021_text Constitution; Families ; Human rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404021_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Sindh Provincial Assembly Passes Child Marriage Restraint Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403994_text Children's rights; Marriage and family status - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403994_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Comprehensive Marriage Law Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403960_text Child custody; Divorce; Marriage and family status; Polygamy - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403960_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Passes Comprehensive Marriage Bill, Changes Process for Contracting Customary Marriages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403910_text Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403910_text Global Legal Monitor: Croatia: Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage Passed by Referendum http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403827_text Constitution; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403827_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403807_text Crime and law enforcement; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403807_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: High Court Strikes Down Territory's Same-Sex Marriage Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403799_text Families; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law granting same-sex couples the ability to marry in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is invalid because it is inconsistent with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403799_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Family Law Regulation: Co-Mother from Birth http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403783_text Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law granting same-sex couples the ability to marry in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is invalid because it is inconsistent with On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403783_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Property Division in Divorce Agreement Voided After Wife Discovers Husband's Fraudulent Double Life http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403778_text Civil law; Divorce; Families; Marriage and family status - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law granting same-sex couples the ability to marry in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is invalid because it is inconsistent with On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The Judge Tova Sivan, President of the Tel Aviv Family Court, established a new precedent in her November 4, 2013, decision that voided a final divorce agreement's division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403778_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Passes Matrimonial Property Bill, Affects Equal Sharing of Assets in Divorce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403763_text Civil law; Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status; Women's rights - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law granting same-sex couples the ability to marry in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is invalid because it is inconsistent with On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The Judge Tova Sivan, President of the Tel Aviv Family Court, established a new precedent in her November 4, 2013, decision that voided a final divorce agreement's division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403763_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Minimum Marriage Age Raised to 18 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403755_text Marriage and family status - On October 22, 2014, a hearing was held in a case brought by several University of Indonesia School of Law graduates and one current student, who have requested that Indonesia's Constitutional Court review the country's marriage On October 9, 2014, the Riigikogu (Estonian legislature) passed the Cohabitation Act, which was signed into law by the President of Estonia on the same day. The law will enter into force in 2016, after the On July 16, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a transgender Finnish woman had not been deprived of her right to private life and family life as guaranteed On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted an amendment to the Slovak Constitution to define marriage as "the unique bond between one man and one woman." (Julie On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 1, 2013, a national referendum was held in Croatia on the inclusion in the country's Constitution of the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man. About 65% of the On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law granting same-sex couples the ability to marry in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is invalid because it is inconsistent with On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The Judge Tova Sivan, President of the Tel Aviv Family Court, established a new precedent in her November 4, 2013, decision that voided a final divorce agreement's division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On November 4, 2013, the Knesset passed the Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 (Israel's parliament) passed the Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403755_text