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Venezuela’s LGBTQ Community Celebrates Supreme Court’s Acceptance of Landmark Transgender Rights Case

Members of the LGBTQ rights group Divas of Venezuela file the petition on April 6th. (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

The top court has officially accepted a petition submitted by a transgender rights group to allow legal name and gender changes. 

 

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Trans Community Petitions Venezuelan Supreme Court to Advance Transgender Rights

Rummie Quintero, founder of Divas of Venezuela (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Trans activists submitted an official legal appeal to the court Thursday, asking the body to back their right to formally change their name and gender. 

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Russia Comes Out in Support of Venezuelan Sovereignty, Backs Dialogue

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. (RT)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday urging “external forces” to “refrain from making statements that could add fuel to the fire of infighting in Venezuela”.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Annuls Controversial Decisions on Legislature

The urgent meeting of the National Security Council was called Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. (MINCI)

The country’s top court took the measure following an urgent meeting of the National Security Council, convened this past Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: National Assembly Cannot Overstep Constitution

Venezuelan National Assembly in session (AVN).

The Venezuelan Supreme Court made the statement after the opposition-held National Assembly passed a motion declaring that President Nicolas Maduro had "abandoned" the presidency. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Extends Economic Emergency State of Exception

Venezuelan Supreme Court in downtown Caracas (teleSUR).

The high court renewed the Maduro administration's emergency powers with the aim of tackling the country's deep recession. 

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Marriage Equality Faces Challenge from Right in Venezuela

Venezuelans participate in annual pride march. The rainbow colored posted reads: "I am Venezuelan, I am a citizen, I am a m

A conservative group filed their official opposition to same sex civil marriage and the right to legal identity modifications for transgender individuals last week.

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Parliamentary Motion to Remove Justices

Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) struck down Tuesday a parliamentary commission seeking to unseat the high court’s 13 justices over alleged constitutional violations.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Opposition Health Law, Declares AN’s May Activities Invalid

Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice building in Caracas (Reuters).

Venezuela’s high court declared an emergency health law approved by the opposition-controlled parliament unconstitutional due to its infringement upon the Executive branch’s powers.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to the Impunity of Liberal Terror

Protesters burning barricades during 2014's guarimbas (Reuters).

In striking down the opposition's Amnesty Law, Venezuela's Supreme Court places the rights of the victims of right-wing terror above the privileges of the perpetrators.

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