The ruling was passed on Tuesday morning (5th December) at Austria'sConstitutional Court with same-sex couples being allowed to marry starting in 2019.
Austria'sconstitutional court examined a 2009 law that allows registered partnerships for same-sex couples but prevents them from getting married.
The ruling brings Austria up to speed with other European nations including Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom, all of which have legalized same-sex marriage in the past several years.
The OVP and the FPO voted against same-sex marriage in parliament a few months ago. "The legal separation of gender and same-sex relationships into two different legal institutions thus violates the principle of equality of principle of discriminating against people based on personal characteristics such as sexual orientation".
As it now stands, same-sex couples in Austria had been allowed to enter civil partnerships for the last seven years. The conservative People's Partystated [Reuters report] it will accept the ruling while the far-right Freedom Party criticized the ruling.
Helmut Graupner, a lawyer for the two women who brought the case, wrote in a Facebook post that "today is a truly historic day".
"We are very happy", said The Homosexual Initiative Vienna (HOSI) chairman Christian Hoegl.
In 2011, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow gay marriage, and more than a dozen European countries have since followed suit. "We want to use the opportunity for a renewed call for a fundamental reform of marriage". The country's courts have now ruled that definition cannot remain and have ordered that marriage be made available to all couples.
In 2010, Austria adopted a law on registered partnership, applicable only to same-sex couples.
The bickering between Google and Amazon has been going on several years as they have ratcheted up the competition with each other. In a retaliatory move sure to upset viewers, Google is halting YouTube Streaming to Echo Show and Fire TV devices.
Minton said Europe has successfully legalized sports betting , allowing bookies to work with leagues to help control corruption. He said he could see a 6-3 ruling in favor of New Jersey , even if the court stays away from the constitutionality of the law.
Rain will turn to snow in the afternoon Monday across parts of northern Minnesota with temperatures falling and winds increasing. The winter storm watch covers the seven western-most counties in the state, along with three in Watertown-Oswego area.
Met Eireann's Nuala Carey said: "Thursday will be a cold day with strong and gusty winds on western and north-western coasts". However, their weather charts show snow is expected in Wales, the West Midlands, and Northern Ireland from around 6am.
Former President Barack Obama is expected to address mayors from around the world at a Chicago summit to discuss climate change. It has until 2020 to adopt the Paris climate agreement and act in accordance with the objectives of the treaty.
UCF will be making its first trip to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, while Auburn will make its sixth appearance. Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news.
Witnesses said the bodies of slain civilians and fighters littered the streets as ambulances were unable to reach them. Saleh and the Houthis used to be allies in the struggle against the government headed by President Abd-Rabbu Hadi.
The Justice Department under Sessions, and DHS under Nielsen, will share in enforcing different portions of immigration law. Nielsen will take over for Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, and will be sworn-in sometime in the coming days.
These services would be sought now that the American retailer has ended its Free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping service to Singapore. Streaming service Amazon Prime Video and gaming subscription service Twitch Prime will be bundled as part of the membership.
Gowdy has pressed back previously on the demands for records, saying he does not want to impede the Special Counsel investigation. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Copson then showed the whistleblower his phone, which contained a message from Flynn.
If you updated Instagram on iOS and Android today, you may have noticed a few tweaks to Instagram Stories and your profile page. Stories Highlights is a new part of your profile where you can express more of who you are through stories you've shared.
Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday
Only 58 Democrats supported the proposal while the others believed that it was a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress. The House has to approve the articles of impeachment by a simple majority before they would move on to the Senate.
Democratic Senators Call On Franken To Resign
John Conyers (D-Mich.) exited this week in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations. At a press Wednesday press conference attended by Gillibrand as well as Republican Sen.
USC to Take on Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl
Both of the Trojans losses came against Top 18 teams on the road while USC's two wins over No. 13 Stanford still look impressive. But that's one thing families do, how do you handle devastation, get around those you love and let's go back to work".