No referendum to be held on marriage equality

The Constitutional Court has turned down an appeal by a conservative group against the National Assembly's decision not to allow a referendum on a law codifying same-sex marriages and adoptions.

In a ruling announced on 11 January, the country's top court noted that it had found the previous solution in the family code unconstitutional on two earlier occasions.

In fact, it was the Constitutional Court which legalised same-sex marriage and adoptions with immediate effect in July 2022, ordering the legislator to amend the family code accordingly.

At the time, the court...

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