Constitution Digest

News and announcements from the Comparative Constitutions Project

June 7, 2018

Bermuda Supreme Court again rules in favor of same-sex marriage. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Bermuda ruled that the government cannot ban same-sex marriage — its second ruling in favor of marriage equality. The court stayed its ruling, however, giving the government a chance to appeal.
Ivory Coast president claims he is eligible for third term. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara stated this week that the country’s new constitution, which limits the president to two terms, does not prevent him from seeking a third term in 2020. Ouattara argues that, because his first and second term were pursuant to a previous constitution, they do not count toward the term limits specified in the new constitution; opposition groups disagree.
Irish activists target sexist language in constitution. Following their victory in repealing the constitutional amendment banning abortion, Irish activists are taking on a clause of the country’s constitution which declares that a woman’s place is in the home. A vote to repeal the symbolic provision could come as early as October.
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