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Hungary Court Drops Domestic Partnerships

“Hungary’s Constitutional Court says it has annulled a law giving rights to domestic partners because it would diminish the importance of marriage. The law, passed by parliament a year ago, would have allowed unmarried or gay couples to register their domestic relationships beginning Jan. 1, 2009.

The court says the new legislation is unconstitutional because it would give unmarried heterosexual couples practically the same rights as married ones, “downgrading” the institution of marriage. At the same time, the court says, in its decision announced Monday, that a law allowing domestic partnerships for gay couples would not be unconstitutional — as long as it applied only to them and not to heterosexual couples, as well.” [AP]

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Dec 16, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      Guess I will be knocking Hungary off of my travel plans this year. Damn.

      Dec 16, 2008 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Yeah, how’s that for a left-handed admission there’s no ‘separate but equal?’ Not there, not here, not anywhere.

      Dec 16, 2008 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Confused
      Confused

      Oh my…I can’t imagine who said “yes” to this new layout/design. Waaaay to hard to read/browse…

      Dec 16, 2008 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • horus
      horus

      oh well, no vacations in hungary.

      Dec 16, 2008 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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