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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 […]

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 […]

EU court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

EU court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

European Union countries should accord a same-sex spouse the right to live and work there even if they do not allow gay marriage, a senior adviser to the top EU court said yesterday, Thursday 11 January. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will still need to rule on the case – brought by a man […]

Romania: Proposed referendum to rule out same-sex marriage

Romania: Proposed referendum to rule out same-sex marriage

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats hope to organise a referendum this autumn to restrict the constitutional definition of family, which would effectively rule out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriage, party leader Liviu Dragnea said on Saturday. The plan for a referendum came about after the Coalition for the Family, a civil society group, collected 3 […]