Europe: Parliament Votes For Equal Divorce Rights For Gay and Lesbian Couples

Written by scott on September 12th, 2013

Europe: Twenty Seven Different Interests on Gay MarriageThe European Parliament took another step toward full equality for its gay and lesbian citizens with a vote Tuesday.

Gay Star News reports:

The European Parliament has passed resolutions urging that couples in registered relationships have the same legal options as those as married couples if the couple move countries in an overwhelming vote. Last year the European Commission proposed draft laws that aimed to simplify the way a couple would split their assets, due to death or divorce, between European member states. The regulations mean that married spouses who moved to another European country would have been able to choose which national law most suited them when dividing their assets.

With more and more states and countries allowing marriage equality, divorce is bound to move to the forefront of LGBT rights issues.

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