Sexual Orientation

In the Crosscurrents: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine

In the Crosscurrents: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine is the fifth report in the Equal Rights Trust's country report series. It is the first ever comprehensive account of discrimination and inequalities on all grounds and in all areas of life in Ukraine. It is based on extensive field research including testimony and case studies from victims of discrimination across Ukraine. After its thorough analysis, the report makes a set of detailed recommendations for reforms to law, policy and practice to ensure equality for all.


Equal Rights Trust Case Summary Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.

In a 5 – 4 ruling delivered on 26 June 2015, the US Supreme Court determined that the right to marriage equality was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The decision in the case, Obergefell v Hodges, means that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 US states.

The Obergefell v Hodges case concerned two men whose same-sex partners had died and fourteen same-sex couples who all brought cases in their respective District Courts challenging either the denial of their right to marry or the right to have their marriage performed elsewhere recognised in their own state.

Legal Analysis of Anti-discrimination Legislation in Ukraine

This Legal Analysis of the Law "On Principles of Prevention and Combating Discrimination in Ukraine" was produced by The Equal Rights Trust as part of its ongoing efforts to improve equality laws in Ukraine. The Analysis concludes that the protections contained in the Law are insufficient to meet Ukraine?s obligations under international and European human rights law.

Russia Homophobic Law Submission

This legal opinion relates to Bill № 44554-6: Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences (establishing administrative responsibility for the promotion of homosexuality among minors) which was introduced by the Novosibirsk Oblast Legislative Assembly on 28 March 2012 and which received its First Reading on 25 January 2013.