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European Court of Human Rights: There Is No Universal Right to Gay Marriage

The European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe’s international judicial body in France, will not force its 47 member states to legalize same-sex marriage across the board, denying an appeal from two men who claimed Austria violated their right to be free from discrimination. The one up-side? In its written ruling, the court declared nations cannot deny marriage rights to gays based on their inability to procreate.