In a judgment delivered today the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that – as long as civil marriage is not available for same-gender couples – the refusal of benefits granted to married couples is direct discrimination, no matter if registered partnership is also open for opposite-gender couples (Hay v. Credit agricole mutuel).
On 7 November 2013, the ECtHR has found that Austria discriminated against four gay men, represented by ECSOL-Co-Coordinator Helmut Graupner, when it refused to delete from their criminal record convictions under its discriminatory age of consent law (E.B. et al v Austria, appl. 31913/07 and others).
In a judgment delivered today the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Greece had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by excluding same-sex couples from registered partnership, restricted in Greece to heterosexual couples (Vallianatos et al v Greece, appl. 29381/09, 32684/09).
In a judgment delivered today the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that homo- and bisexual persons are eligible groups for claiming asylum in EU and they cannot be requested to conceal their sexual orientation (X, Y, Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel).