A referendum in Romania asking voters to restrict the constitutional definition of family has failed to reach the required 30% turnout target.
Same-sex spouses are included in the definition of ‘spouse’, for the purposes of freedom of residence
That is the potentially life-changing situation being considered by the Court of the Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today.
The Romanian Constitutional Court has announced that it will refer questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of a same-sex couple who wish to be recognised as spouses.
ILGA-Europe, who had submitted their views as part of a third party intervention along with other civil society organisations, are disappointed by today’s decision.
An investigation by Romanian police into an attack on two Bucharest Pride participants in the aftermath of the 2006 march was ineffective, according to the European Court of Human Rights.
On 25 April 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union, delivered its preliminary ruling in a case concerning public statement made by a patron of SC Fotbal Club Steaua București SA, who categorically stated that he would never hire a homosexual player.