On 7 March 2018, a committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples.
122 MPs voted in favour of the legislation.
This is just one of the provisions contained in the new Maternity Act designed to improve legal protection for children in rainbow families.
The 14 judges of the Constitutional Court ruled that marriage should be open to same-sex couples and also that different-sex couples should have the option of availing of registered partnerships.
The Italian Chamber of Deputies has voted in favour of a civil union bill in a final vote.
Blocking same-sex couples from obtaining residence permits for family reunification purposes purely because of their sexual orientation is discriminatory – that is the message of equality coming from Strasbourg.
A large majority of parliamentarians voted to extend adoption rights to same-sex couples.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that state-level bans on equal marriage are unconstitutional.