Tag Archive | Romania

Victory! Same-sex civil unions to be legalised in Romania after Ref Failure

Victory! Same-sex civil unions to be legalised in Romania after Ref Failure

(Reuters) – Romania’s ruling party aims to introduce legislation to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples, the state news agency quoted a cabinet minister as saying, after a referendum to curb such rights failed to draw enough voters to be valid. Sunday’s referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same-sex couples from securing the right […]

Romania: Ban on same-sex marriage fails due to low voter turnout

(Reuters) – A referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same-sex couples from securing the right to marry failed to draw enough voters to validate the result on Sunday, after a campaign that led to a rise in hate-speech against the gay community. The vote has also been seen as a popularity test of the […]

Turnout low in Romanian vote on ban on same-sex marriage

Turnout low in Romanian vote on ban on same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Many Romanians appeared to boycott a vote on Sunday on whether to enshrine in the constitution that marriage must only be between a man and a woman, as turnout remained low on the second day of a referendum. The vote is seen as a proxy for the popularity of the ruling Social Democrat […]

Romanians vote on constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Romanians vote on constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

(Reuters) Romanians began voting yesterday, Saturday, on whether to change the constitution to comprehensively ban same-sex marriage in a two-day referendum that rights activists say has stirred hate speech against LGBT people. The conservative state is already one of the only EU members to bar marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples. But supporters of […]

Romania: Vote against same-sex marriage stirs hate, say LGBT groups

Romania: Vote against same-sex marriage stirs hate, say LGBT groups

(Reuters) – Gay bar owner and novelist, Alex Andronic, fears a referendum this weekend in Romania that aims to prevent same-sex couples ever securing the right to marry not only darkens his future, it will also stir an intolerable level of hate and discrimination. Romania does not allow marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples. […]

Romania sets date for referendum to block gay marriage

Romania sets date for referendum to block gay marriage

(Reuters) Romania has set an October 6-7 date for a referendum to change the constitutional definition of marriage, to a union between a man and a woman, aimed at preventing same-sex partnerships from ever being legal in one of the few EU states to still ban them. Most EU countries allow either same-sex marriages or […]

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 […]