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Parliamentarians in Romania will soon be asked whether or not to support the organisation of a referendum to constitutionally define family as being based solely upon the marriage between a man and a woman. On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Members of the LGBTI Intergroup write to Romanian Parliamentarians, urging them  not to

A Romanian woman holds an Orthodox icon as she marches with Romanian flag during a protest against incoming Gay Pride in Bucharest on June 8, 2013. Around 300 activists from far-right organizations and Christian orthodox people gather in a protest against homosexuality toward the center of the city as Romania's homosexual community will take to the streets for a Gay Pride parade on Saturday. A controversial amendment to the constitution banning same-sex marriage threatens to overshadow the event. Romanian lawmakers are currently discussing a constitutional amendment restricting the legal definition of marriage to a "union between a man and a woman".The article was proposed by the dominant Orthodox Church and accepted by a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the 1991 constitution. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU        (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Romania just took a major step back in gay rights

Romania’s Constitutional Court has taken a huge step back in gay rights after the Orthodox Church was successful in its homophobic campaign. While it currently has protection laws in place for LGBTI people, that could all change after the Constitutional Court has given way to legislation that could lead to same-sex marriage and civil unions

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Romanian groups push for same-sex marriage ban

Romanian campaigners said Monday (23 May) they had collected three million signatures on a petition to block same-sex unions in the EU member state. Several groups linked to the Orthodox Church and united under the umbrella Coalition for Family are seeking a constitutional amendment to narrowly define marriage as the “union between a man and

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LGBTI hate crime victims failed by Romanian authorities

An investigation by Romanian police into an attack on two Bucharest Pride participants in the aftermath of the 2006 march was ineffective, marred by shortcomings and failed to take an-LGBTI bias into account, according to the European Court of Human Rights. In a judgment released yesterday (Tuesday, 12 April 2016), the ECtHR found that the