On September 25th, 2018 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania began the procedure aimed at determining whether Constitutional provisions regarding freedom of movement of family members apply for same-sex couples. The case dates back to 2015 when a Belarussian citizen married to a Lithuanian man and applied to the immigration authorities for permission

Chilean court upholds constitutionality of civil unions bill

A Chilean court has upheld the constitutionality of the South American country’s civil unions bill that received final approval earlier this year. The Chilean Constitutional Court on Monday issued its 14-page ruling that upheld the measure. The judges reached their decision on April 2. A group of opposition lawmakers challenged the bill after it received

Top Colombian court issues adoption ruling

Colombia’s highest court on Wednesday ruled gays and lesbians can adopt in the South American country only when the child was born to their “permanent partner.”  The Colombian Constitutional Court announced on its Twitter page that “same-sex couples can only adopt when the request involves the biological child of their permanent partner.” The tribunal has yet to