Today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, issued a Comment on registered partnerships. ILGA-Europe applaud the Commissioner for raising his voice to support the rights of same-sex couples.
The Civil Partnership Act will become operational in February 2017
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that state-level bans on equal marriage are unconstitutional.
Today is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. This year ILGA-Europe highlights the issues of same-sex families and the legal obstacles that they face due to the lack of legal recognition in Europe.
On 10 May 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in the case of Jürgen Römer v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg which dealt with the issue of whether lower supplementary retirement pension for registered same-sex partners compared to married partners constituted unequal treatment.