Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Top European Court rules Poland should recognize same-sex marriage

Poland has violated the right to respect for a private life by failing to offer legal recognition for same-sex couples, the European Court of Human Rights said, putting pressure on Donald Tusk’s new government to quickly change the law.

Ten Poles argued that the vast majority of Council of Europe member states offered same-sex couples a right to marry or to enter into registered civil unions, and asserted that they were disadvantaged, for example in the fields of taxation, social rights and family law.

“The Court considered that the Polish State had failed to comply with its duty to ensure that the applicants had a specific legal framework providing for the recognition and protection of their same-sex unions,” it said in a statement.

“That failure had resulted in the applicants’ inability to regulate fundamental aspects of their lives and amounted to a breach of their right to respect for their private and family life.”

The case dates back to the rule of the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, which was effectively ended after eight years when parliament backed a new pro-European government under Donald Tusk to take power after October’s election.

It is time Poland!!!

Poland’s parliament elected pro-EU Donald Tusk as prime minister

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