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Austria becomes latest European country to legalise same-sex marriage

07 December, 2017, 02:34 | Author: Christina Hansen
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In 2011, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow gay marriage, and more than a dozen European countries have since followed suit. "All the other European states with marriage equality introduced it (just) the political way", he said in a Facebook post.

Speaking to Gay Star News, ILGA-Europe Executive Director Evelyne Paradis said: 'This decision is really positive news - not only does it open up marriage to everyone but it makes registered partnerships available to all couples too. It acted at the request of two women who were rejected by two lower authorities.

"Everyone deserves the full right to marry the person they love and build lasting relationships and families in their communities, and today Austria's highest court ruled in favor of equality with this historic victory", said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD.

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The court's ruling added: "The resulting discriminatory effect is seen in the fact that through the different title of the family status, people living in same-sex partnerships have to disclose their sexual orientation even in situations in which it is not, and must not be, relevant and. are highly likely to be discriminated against". The country is in something of a state of political flux at the moment, with the conservative People's Party now negotiating with the hard-lined far-right Freedom Party to form a coalition Government following on from general elections in October.

"Now there is equal treatment for something that's not equal", Herbert Kickl, the party's secretary-general, said in a statement.

Despite the country's soon-coming legalization of marriage equality, it still lags behind in other rights.

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The Homosexual Initiative Vienna (HOSI) welcomed the court's decision. Men who have sex with men are also not allowed to donate blood.

Austria's neighbour Germany voted to legalise same-sex marriage earlier in the year, despite chancellor Angela Merkel voting against it.

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