Slovenia: Constitutional Court Rules Inheritance Laws Discriminate Against Same Sex Couples

Written by scott on April 10th, 2013

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A constitutional court in Slovenia has ruled against laws that discriminate againast gay and lesbian couples there. Gay Star News reports:

Slovenia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s law on inheritance and succession discriminates same-sex couples. Speaking this morning (10 April) in the eastern European country’s capital, the court’s spokesman said ‘the Ljubljana’s parliament should fix the gap in six months’. The new rules come after the case of two lesbian women from the Slovenian city of Koper. One of them appealed to the court after her partner died and she found she had no inheritance rights.

Gay and lesbian couples have been in limbo for years as the parliament has wrestled with civil unions vs. full marriage equality, without a resolution.

 

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