By Andrew Rettman. Watch our editor-in-chief Koert Debeuf explain the reasons in this second video. Turnout was low, at 36 percent, accounting for , people out of the 1. But enough people voted No 20 percent of eligible voters to make the result stick. Sooner or later the law will be accepted. Slovenian MPs passed the original law, an amendment to the Marriage and Family Relations Act, in March, which defined marriage as a union between two consenting adults, instead of as between a man and a woman.
Gay Marriage Countries
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A court in Bulgaria has ruled in favour of a same-sex couple who married in France, in a landmark case that recognises gay marriage for the first time in the country, the Associated Press has reported. Kristina Palma, and Australian citizen who married Frenchwoman Mariama Dialo in , was initially permitted to live, work and travel in Bulgaria and the European Union on the grounds that she married an EU citizen. But Bulgaria later denied her those rights, arguing that same-sex marriage was not legal in the country. You must be logged in to post a comment.
Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe
To date, thirty countries have approved the freedom to marry for same sex couples, and there are other countries taking steps toward it…I have listed all the gay marriage countries below followed by the countries which recognise Same Sex Civil Unions. I would highly recommend obtaining expert advice because the legal validity of your marriage is subject to both the country in which you have your wedding and your country of residence. The first country to legalise gay marriage was The Netherlands in followed by Belgium in The recognition of Same Sex Civil Unions are recognised in the following countries:.
The verdict was an important victory for L. Six European Union countries — all of them former Eastern Bloc nations that joined the union in the 21st century — have yet to legalize same-sex marriages or civil unions. In a statement issued along with its verdict, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg said they remained free not to do so. The decision came a day after the United States Supreme Court ruled , in another closely watched case, that a baker could refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. As different as the two cases — and their results — were, the decisions had something important in common: The judges did not treat them as being about gay rights.