Austrian court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples will soon be able to marry in Austria

"Today, the differentiation between marriage and legally registered partnerships can no longer be upheld without discriminating against same-sex couples", the court said.

Officials looked into the current law following a complaint from two women who were upset over being denied a formal marriage by authorities in Vienna.

Dismay at the ruling also came from Roman Catholic Church leaders in Austria, who denounced the court for "negating the uniqueness" of marriage "which is based on the differences between the sexes".

The "different sex" regulation will officially end on December 31, 2018, so gay couples in Austria will be able to marry at the start of 2019.

The ruling noted that same-sex couples have increasingly been granted rights equal to those of married, heterosexual couples since civil partnerships were permitted in 2010.

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It is therefore up to each member state to introduce same-sex marriage or civil unions.

Thus, they ruled that and the country must remove that gender-biased phrase and allow marriage equality by 2019 unless the Austrian Parliament decides to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriages before then. Yes!

However, the Austrian Constintutional Court have examined and repealed that definition, saying that it was discriminatory against LGBTQ people.

The Constitutional Court said: 'The distinction between marriage and registered partnership cannot be maintained today without discriminating against same-sex couples'. The ruling also stipulates that both heterosexual and gay couples can enter into registered partnerships.

Austria is the sixteenth European country to legalize gay marriage, according to TheNYT. The corresponding decision made by the constitutional court of Austria, reports Reuters.

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