The Swiss electorate has voted against a popular initiative that would have effectively prevented same-sex couples from marrying.
On 28 February, the Swiss will vote on a popular initiative (Swiss form of referendum) on tax for couples.
On 6 December, Armenia held a referendum on a wide package of constitutional reforms. The adopted constitutional amendments also include a re-definition of marriage to be a union between a man and a woman.
Fantastic news from Ireland - constitutional amendment on marriage equality was approved!
ILGA-Europe was disappointed to learn of this evening’s (Monday, 27 April 2015) vote by the Northern Ireland Assembly to reject marriage equality for the fourth time in recent years.
ILGA-Europe is very encouraged by yesterday’s (Tuesday 10 February) debate on amendments to Slovenia’s Marriage and Family Relations Act.
Slovakia’s referendum result provides a strong platform for future constructive discussion on same-sex partnerships, according to equality organisation ILGA-Europe.
ILGA-Europe welcomes today’s vote by Finnish members of parliament in favour of proposed marriage equality legislation.
Authorities in the region should realise that defining marriage in the constitution as a union between a man and a woman is not only pointless, but actually harmful.
On 4 May 2014, the Slovak Parliament adopted a constitutional amendment which now defines marriage as a “unique bond between a man and a woman”.