European Human Rights Court Opens Proceedings on Heterosexual Couples´ Exclusion from Registered Partnership
27 March 2015
By their opposition to marriage equality conservatives risk marriage light for heterosexuals
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has opened proceedings on the exclusion of opposite-gender couples (Ratzenböck & Seydl v Austria). Over 99% of applications can’t make it to this stage. Austria has until 25 June to give reasons for offering registered partnership solely to same-gender couples. 2013 the Court found exclusion of same-gender couples from registered partnership in Greece in violation of the European Convention of Human Rights (Vallianatos v Greece, Grand Chamber). Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria’s LGBT civil rights organisation, reminds the Conservative Party that they, with continued opposition ot marriage equality, risk marriage light for heterosexuals.
Austrian Contitutional Court Struck Down Adoption Ban
Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL): „Now it’s time for marriage-equality“
As part of the current litigation offensive by Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria´s LGBT-rights organisation, the Austrian Constitutional Court strikes down Austria´s ban on joint adoption by same-sex couples. RKL is calling now for an immediate lift of the marriage-ban which has lost any basis.
Registered Partnership: Pink Triangle of Austria´s Law of Names Goes to Strasbourg
13.11.2014 | Second Name vs Family Name
The Austrian Supreme Administrative Court just has decided not (!) to end the labelling of same-gender couples by a special category of names. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria´s LGBT-rights organization, now takes the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Austria Ignores Strasbourg-Judgment
09.11.2014 | Victims of Homophobic Criminal Laws
Still 211 victims on criminal records
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has convicted Austria last year for continuously keeping criminal records of persons convicted under former homophobic criminal offences. Nevertheless the Austrian Supreme Court refuses to bring about the deletion of these criminal records. And Austrian politics remains equally inactive. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA, Austria´s LGBT-rights organisation is outraged.