Tag Archive | Adrian Coman

Romania must give residency rights to same-sex spouses, court rules

Romania must give residency rights to same-sex spouses, court rules

(Reuters) Romania must give residency rights to same-sex spouses of European Union citizens, the socially conservative country’s top court ruled on Wednesday. The Constitutional Court’s landmark ruling comes after a six-year legal battle by Romanian citizen, Adrian Coman, whose American husband, Robert Claibourn Hamilton, was denied residency because gay marriage is illegal in Romania. The […]

Romania: EU same-sex marriage activist says battle not over

Romania: EU same-sex marriage activist says battle not over

A Romanian man who mounted a legal challenge over his country’s refusal to give his American husband residency said on Wednesday the battle was not over, despite a landmark ruling in his favour from the European Union’s top court. Adrian Coman said he was relieved by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on Tuesday […]

Romania: Landmark EU marriage ruling hailed as big win for gay rights

Romania: Landmark EU marriage ruling hailed as big win for gay rights

A ruling by the European Union’s top court recognising same-sex marriages, even in EU countries where it is banned, is a landmark that reflects new attitudes to gay rights, the lawyer who led the case said on Tuesday. In a case which has highlighted social differences between western Europe and a more conservative east, the […]