Main | Friday, January 10, 2014

Luxembourg Set To Approve Gay Marriage

Same-sex marriage will likely come to Luxembourg this summer after being delayed by a change in government.
Justice Minister Félix Braz announced the news this week, saying he hoped it would be finally made law after years of delays. Drawn up by the former government in 2010, the same-sex marriage draft law was due to be voted on late last year. But following a change of government in October, the vote was postponed. Same-sex couples have only been able to mark their union under a PACS – based on French civil unions – meaning they have less rights and are unable to jointly adopt children. Luxembourg’s LGBT group Rosa Lëtzebuerg Asbl welcomed the news, saying marriage will finally be for ‘all of us’. The group’s president Gabriele Schneider said they were ‘very happy’, saying they expected marriage equality to take years to pass.
The prime minister and deputy prime minster of Luxembourg are both openly gay.

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