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#landmark ruling

# landmark-ruling - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Guilty plea for sexual assault in Singapore thrown out as assailant 'didn't have a penis'

This is a landmark ruling in the country and has drawn a big reaction from women’s and gay rights activists.

# landmark-ruling - Monday 30 November, 2015

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

# landmark-ruling - Monday 6 October, 2014

Gay marriage extended to five more American states

A Supreme Court decision today means that same-sex couples can now marry in up to 30 states in the US.

# landmark-ruling - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: If the State had done the right thing, Louise O'Keeffe would never have been abused

In a landmark ruling today, the European Court of Human Rights said the Irish State is liable for the sexual abuse of children in schools where it had failed to put effective child protection measures in place.