In 2015, ILGA-Europe started its new programme Creating Opportunities, designed to support organisations that face threats to LGBTI rights in their countries, or significant opportunities to affirm or strengthen them.
ILGA-Europe send their congratulations to all the LGBTI organisations and politicians who have contributed to this historic result.
From a Register Office to the European Court of Human Rights – five Polish lesbian and gay couples open a new chapter in the fight for civil partnerships.
The legislation, which has generated lots of debate nationally, will offer couples the same rights as civil marriage.
Today the Cypriot government approved a long-awaited bill introducing civil partnerships for all couples. The bill is now with the Cypriot parliament for final approval.
Today Estonian parliament approved gender neutral cohabitation law which provides most of rights and protections associated with marriage also to non-married cohabiting couples regardless of the partners’ gender.
Today Croatia adopted a law allowing same-sex couples to enter registered partnership, becoming the 23rd European country to legally recognise same-sex unions.
Today, ILGA-Europe applauds the European Parliament for adopting two amended resolutions with the aim of simplifying the legal procedures regarding property regimes for bi-national married couples and registered partners.