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By Daniele Gallo, Luca Paladini, Pietro Pustorino

The current quantity specializes in the jurisprudence of nationwide, supranational and foreign jurisdictions (and quasi-juridictions) as regards the criminal status of same-sex undefined. Its goal is to discover the content material, intent, functioning and strength of different jurisdictions’ reasonings and their contribution to the strengthening of LGBTI rights (and duties). for that reason, the e-book attempts to express the complexities and controversies that derive from the judicial popularity of same-sex the world over, taking regularly into consideration the connection of the judiciary with the administrative and the legislature and the comparable difficulties of legitimacy and democracy. the amount offers with this factor and considers it as an important try for contemporary democracies and modern societies.

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20 Conversely, in Baehr v. Miike,21 Hawaii Supreme Court found that the interpretation of statutory provisions in a way that allows same-sex marriage to be performed was inconsistent with the State Constitution. In all cases, judicial interpretation rested upon State constitutional grounds, excluding federal law from the issue. In the second half of the 1990s, federal law came to the fore in the field of samesex couples’ rights. In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),22 defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman and denying the recognition of same-sex marriages, performed in State jurisdictions, for federal law purposes such as social security benefits or tax benefits.

7 by Friðriksdo´ttir; Chap. 9 by Bodnar and S´ledzin´ska-Simon; Chap. 10 by Reyniers; Chap. 11 by Repetto; Chap. 12 by Fidalgo de Freitas and Tega; Chap. 13 by Drosos and Constantinides. 13 Chapter 14 by Virzo. 14 Chapter 15 by Biagioni. 15 Chapter 16 by Winkler. 6 D. Gallo et al. Section 1 is divided in three chapters. In Chap. 17, Pustorino conducts an in-depth analysis of the well-known decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Schalk and Kopf v. Austria, examining also the most recent cases before the Court, some of which are still pending.

19 See note 13. 2d 941, 948 (MA 2003). 21 See note 14. L. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419, enacted Sept. C. C. § 1738C. 23 See Knauer (2008), p. 421. 24 Delaware (DE Code, Title 13, Ch. 1, §101); Hawaii (HI Code, Title 31, Ch. 572, § 1); Indiana (IN Code, Title 31, Ch. 1, sect. 1); Illinois (750 IL Code 5/212); Minnesota (MN Code, Ch. 517, sect. 03); Pennsylvania (PA Code, Title 23, Ch. 11, § 1102), West Virginia (WV Code, Ch. 48); Wyoming (WY Code, Title 20, Ch. 1, Art. 1). 25 See para 5.

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