Romania

LGBTI Rights in Romania


ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies

Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president's palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination. The Romanian parliament approved the…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Romanian rights groups condemn ban on gender identity studies

Romanian human rights groups and universities on Wednesday condemned a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers, which they said would legitimise discrimination against the country’s LGBT minority. Parliament…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

Romania Pride is first LGBT+ march to postpone over coronavirus

The organizer of Bucharest Pride said on Wednesday that the event would be delayed by at least three months due to coronavirus, the first of many LGBT+ rallies likely to be affected.…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2019

Poll reveals majority of eastern Europeans ‘fearful for democracy’

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern Europeans are fearful for the future of democracy, sceptical of government and the main political parties, and distrustful of the media,…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2019

Thousands march in Romanian capital’s pride parade

Thousands of people joined a LGBT pride march in Bucharest on Saturday, nearly a year after Romania held a failed referendum to ban same sex marriage. Socially conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

LGBTI rights in the Balkans: A perpetual struggle

Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June. One of course, was their marriage. The other was the…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Lithuania’s top court grants residence permits for same-sex foreign spouses

Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses of gay Lithuanian citizens who…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

Romania Marriage Poll: Referendum to Ban Gay Unions Fails

A referendum to establish a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Romania has failed - after only a fifth of voters bothered to turn out. Romanians were being asked whether they wanted…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2018

Low Turnout On Second Day Of Romania’s Same-Sex-Marriage Referendum

Romanians are voting for a second day on whether to change the constitution to strictly ban same-sex marriage in a two-day referendum in the conservative country. Turnout was reported to be extremely…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2018

‘In Their Eyes, We Are Not a Family’: Romanian Couple Explain Referendum Boycott

As Romania takes to the polls this weekend for a referendum on the constitutional definition of marriage, Florin Buhuceanu and Victor Ciobotaru are staying at home. The couple, who have been together…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2018

Romanians to Vote in Referendum LGBT Groups Say is Fueling Hate

Romanians will be asked this weekend whether they want to redefine marriage as only being between a man and a woman rather than “two spouses”, in a referendum that LGBT activists say…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

Romania’s Vote to Rule Out Same Sex Marriage Stirs Hate, Say LGBTI Groups

Gay bar owner and novelist Alex Andronic fears a referendum this weekend in Romania that aims to prevent same sex couples ever securing the right to marry not only darkens his future,…

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