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Bulgaria legally recognises same-sex marriages

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has forced Bulgaria to recognise homosexual relationships in law.

The Supreme Court of Europe has overturned the decision of the Supreme Court of Bulgaria on the non-recognition of same-sex marriage abroad. Now it no longer violates the article of the Constitution, according to which marriage is between one man and one woman.

At the same time, the ECHR claims that it is not demanding that the Bulgarian government legalise same-sex marriage. The court talks only about the recognition of such marriages concluded abroad.

In 2016, Darina Koilova and Lilia Babulkova played a same-sex wedding in the UK, but later faced the fact that Bulgaria could not register their marriage. Then they appealed to the European Court of Human Rights.

The court ordered the Bulgarian government to pay them 3,000 euros as compensation for legal costs.

The homosexual couple is now pursuing a separate case to change Koilova’s surname and is suing the Centre for Assisted Reproduction for refusing to finance the IVF procedure.

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