Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) met on Thursday to review the stage of the case related to the recognition of the gay marriages concluded abroad, after it requested additional data from the European Court of Justice, setting a new term for discussion on June 27, given that not all the expected points of view have been received yet. Thus, one year since the notification will be reached until a possible settlement.
CCR sources stated on Thursday for News.ro that a new term has been established for June 27, further answers and views from the European Court of Justice being awaited.
These views were requested at the end of 2016.
The case had only a check term at the Thursday meeting, in order to check if answers have been received.
The first term of the CCR case was in July, after the Court was notified in the beginning of the summer on the Civil Code’s provisions prohibiting the recognition of the same-sex marriages concluded abroad.
Late in November, judges of the Constitutional Court decided to suspend the debates on the recognition of the homosexual marriages concluded abroad until March 30, 2017; CCR requested ECJ’s view on this controversial issue.
The file on the table of the Court’s judges was opened following a lawsuit filed by the Romanian citizen Relu Adrian Coman and the American Robert Clabourn Hamilton, who married in Brussels in 2010. They challenged the Civil Code’s provision that prevents the recognition of the same-sex marriages concluded abroad.