Luxembourg Marriage Equality Passes Legislature 56-4

Written by scott on June 18th, 2014

Luxembourg marriage equalityLuxembourg is getting marriage equality, after a lopsided yes vote in the legislature.

Towleroad.com reports:

Luxembourg has approved marriage equality in a 56-4 vote by the Chamber of Deputies. The bill also allows gay couples to adopt children. Luxembourg Wort reported in May: The bill, which also includes reforms on other aspects of family law, was first introduced at the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies in May 2012, and has taken over two years to pass to a vote in parliament. Several changes were made along the way. Most importantly, same-sex couples were granted the right to both closed and open adoption. A previous version of the bill had foreseen that same-sex couples would only be allowed open adoption, in which birth parents retain access to information about their child.

Another European country crosses the finish line.

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  1. In Luxembourg, the current Prime Minister (who is also the Minister of State, the Minister of Communications and Media, the Minister of Religions, and the head of the Democratic Party) and the Deputy Prime Minister (who is also the Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, the Minister for the Middle Classes and for Tourism, the Minister of Defense, and the head of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party) are openly gay.

    The Prime Minister lives openly with his domestic partner (soon to be his husband?) in the Prime Minister’s official residence.

    The Prime Minister and his partner attend official and other public and private functions as a couple, for example, during the recent official visit of the Prime Minister of Belgium, who is also openly gay.

    For details, see the 7700-word report (Report 5) in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: A Newsletter” (www.humciv.com).

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