Austria: First Same-Sex Wedding Performed Today
12 October 2018
A historic day of joy
This morning the first same-sex couple in Austrian history gets married in Vienna. The couple tieing the knot today is the one which, together with RKL-president Helmut Graupner, last December successfully challenged the marriage ban in the Austrian Constitutional Court. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL) heartily congratulates and wishes a happy and wonderful wedding year 2019 to all the same-sex couples and their families
Austrian Constitutional orders Immediate Third Gender Recognition
29 June 2018
Also sex-"normalising" surgery on children held inadmissible
By a judgment of 15 June 2018, delivered today, the Austrian Constitutional Court has ordered, with immediate effect, that sex entries in the civil registries and in identity documents have to reflect individual self-determined gender identity (G 77/2018). An intersex person, being neither male nor female, had asked the civil status office to correct the entry in the birth register from male to "inter", "other", "X" or a similar designation, or to delete the sex-entry as a whole. After the civil status office had refused and the Administrative Court confirmed the Constitutional Court now has found in favor of the intersex person. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria´s LGBTI-civil rights organisation, calls the case ground-breaking for the rights of intersex persons in Austria and world-wide making Austria the first country in Europe and the third world-wide recognizing third gender as a human right.