Sexual Orientation

The deportation of a homosexual to Gambia without assessing the dangers he faced because of his sexual orientation in that country constitutes degrading treatment

JUDGMENT
B. and C. v. Switzerland 17.11.2020 (app. no. 43987/16 and  889/19)
Same-sex couple. One of the two partners was in danger of returning to Gambia after his partner’s application was rejected by the Swiss authorities for family reunification. He claimed that he was in danger of being mistreated if he returned.

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Ineffective criminal protection of homosexuals against hate speech on facebook violates their right to privacy

JUDGMENT Beizaras and Levickas v. Lithuania 14.01.2020 (no. 41288/15) see here SUMMARY The case raised questions about the State’s responsibility to protect individuals from homophobic hate speech. The applicants are two young men who are in a relationship. One of the applicants posted a photograph of them kissing on his Facebook page, which led to […]

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Refusal to grant a delegation of parental custody within a female couple did not disclose any difference of treatment on grounds of sexual orientation

JUDGMENT  Bonnaud and Lecoq v. France 01.03.2018 (no. 6190/11) see here   SUMMARY  Assisted reproduction and homosexual couples. Annulment of the decision providing joint parental responsibility for the biological children of each of the applicants. No violation of the right to respect for privacy or the prohibition of discrimination. PROVISIONS Article 8 Article 14 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicants, Francine […]

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Paternity leave for homosexual couples

JUDGMENT  Hallier and others v. France 18.01.2018 (no. 46386/10) see here SUMMARY  The case concerns the refusal to grant a paternity leave to the partner of the mother. The applicant relied on Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life). However, the Court held that […]

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The legal prohibition on heterosexual couples to enter into registered partnership does not violate the right to personal and family life

JUDGMENT  Ratzenböck and Seydl v. Austria 26-10-2017 (no. 28475/12) see here  SUMMARY  Lack of possibility for heterosexual couples to enter into a registered partnership. The Austrian registered partnership  is an alternative to marriage only for same-sex couples. The applicants, as a heterosexual couple, had access to marriage in an institution that satisfied the need for […]

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