International Conference „Beyond 748: Same Sex Marriage and Family“ (Taipei)
25 October 2019
RKL-president Helmut Graupner gave the plenary speech at Taiwanese Academy of Sciences „Academia Sinica“ international conference „Beyond 748: Same Sex Marriage and Family“ in Taipei.
Taiwan is the first country in Asia which introduced marriage equality (by statute no. 748). As in Austria same-gender couples are allowed to marry from 2019, after a 2017 Constitutional Court judgment. Different from Austria however same-gender parenting so far still is restricted to second-parenting adoption. Joint adoption, medically assisted procreation and automatic co-parenthood are not yet available.
IUS AMANDI issue 3/2019 released
29 September 2019
Hiv-Positive Employee Fired: Court Orders State of Tyrol Once Again to Pay Compensation
Vienna: Courts Awards Citizenship to Austrian Woman´s Children, which Government Refused Them
Federal Parliament: FPÖ Tabled Bill to Reintroduce the Marriage Ban
Austria Issued First Third Gender Documents
15 January 2019
Following its June 2018 Constitutional Court´s landmark judgment recognizing the non-female/non-male gender identity of intersex persons Austria now has issued the first documents displaying a third gender. Sucessful plaintiff Alex Jürgen received a passport with the gendermarker "X" and a birth certificate with "divers". Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria lgbti-rights organisation, expresses delight over the historic moment and deplores persistent violations by the Minister of Interior.