Together with NELFA we call on the Finnish government to address the needs of rainbow families in the new Finnish Parental Law. This is an opportunity for Finland to become a European leader in the recognition of the rights of all families.
We, a coalition of European networks of NGOs, urge the national governments to move towards swift transposition after the 13th June meeting of the EPSCO Council.
On 29 October 2018, the Office of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia issued an opinion.
A referendum in Romania asking voters to restrict the constitutional definition of family has failed to reach the required 30% turnout target.
As a result, same-sex couples and single women in Malta will be able to access IVF treatment domestically for the first time.
On 7 March 2018, a committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples.
122 MPs voted in favour of the legislation.
This is just one of the provisions contained in the new Maternity Act designed to improve legal protection for children in rainbow families.
The 14 judges of the Constitutional Court ruled that marriage should be open to same-sex couples and also that different-sex couples should have the option of availing of registered partnerships.
Children born by a surrogate mother in a country outside France (where there is a legal framework on surrogacy) can now be adopted by the partner of their biological partner.