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Romania Pride postponed over coronavirus

Romania Pride postponed over coronavirus

The organiser of Bucharest Pride said on Wednesday that the event would be delayed by at least three months, due to coronavirus, the first of many LGBT+ rallies likely to be affected. The event, which attracts about 10,000 people, was postponed from May 23 until August or September, said executive director, Teodora Ion-Rotaru, as Romania […]

Thousands march in Romanian capital’s pride parade

Thousands march in Romanian capital’s pride parade

(Reuters) – Thousands of people joined a LGBT pride march in Bucharest on Saturday, nearly a year after Romania held a failed referendum to ban same sex marriage. Socially conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality in 2001, decades after its neighbours, bars marriage and civil partnerships for same sex couples. On Saturday, roughly 10,000 people braved […]

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. […]