Evan Wolfson Comes To Vienna (12 Oct 15) (2)
30 September 2015
Winning the Freedom to Marry
The historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 paved the way for the freedom to marry nationally. Marriage licenses are now being issued across the United States. Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won equal marriage rights in the U.S., will discuss his decades-long, hard-fought fight for the freedom to marry and the lessons for the work ahead.
Marijana Grandits, Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award winner 2015; University of Vienna
Helmut Graupner, President of Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria’s LGBT-rights-organization; spokesperson of the citizens' initiative Ehe Gleich!
Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry
Moderated by Robert Greenan, U.S. Embassy Vienna
Court Approves Prosecution for Safer Sex
30 September 2015
Rechtskomitee LAMBDA urges Minister of Justice to decriminalise safer sex
The Vienna Appeals Court recently delivered a judgment approving the prosecution of Hiv-positive persons for abiding to the state propagated safer sex rules. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL) calls for immediate statutory clarification that obeying state sponsored rules constitutes no criminal offence. It said being upset that this matter of course has to be called for.
European Human Rights Court Opens Proceedings on Austrian Sexual Apartheid
12 June 2015
Conservatives are discriminating and wasting tax money
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has opened proceedings on the exclusion of same-sex couples from the civil registry offices where civil marriages are performed (Dietz & Suttasom v Austria). Over 99% of applications can’t make it to this stage. Austria has until 23 September 2015 to give reasons for relegating same-sex couples to the regional administrative offices. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria’s LGBT civil rights organisation, calls on the Conservative Party to end discrimination and the waste of tax money.