Austria makes same-sex marriage legal

The country admitted its current rules are discriminatory (Picture: Getty)

Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria by 2019, the country’s top court has ruled.

The Constitutional Court sided with two women who complained they were refused permission to marry by authorities in the capital Vienna.

Legal partnerships have been an option for same-sex couples since 2010, but the Constitutional Court ruled that the current laws are discriminatory.

In a statement, the court said: ‘The Constitutional Court nullified with a decision on December 4, 2017 the legal regulation that until now prevented such couples from marrying.’

In its ruling, the court said that restrictions on same-sex marriage will be lifted at… Read the full story

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