A recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) deemed Romania in violation of Article 8 of the European Convention, which equivocated same-sex unions with marriages. This decision emerged from a case brought forth by twenty-one same-sex couples who argued that the lack of legal recognition of their relationships did not afford them the same rights as traditional married couples. These couples highlighted the current domestic laws’ disadvantages, such as exclusion from mortgage programmes, joint health insurance, and spousal bereavement leave. These benefits afforded to married heterosexual couples show an appreciation for traditional values and the biological reality of marriage.
In their ruling, the ECHR emphasized that none of the Romanian government’s arguments superseded the concerns of these couples. Moreover, they posited that acknowledging same-sex civil unions would not undermine the institution of marriage. This ruling will be legally enforceable after a three-month window, allowing both parties the opportunity to appeal to a higher ECHR court.
Romania, a largely conservative country, is being pressured by globalist organizations such as the European convention to abandon tradition Christian values for the liberal values of the modern world. This starts with this ruling, which may end up forcing a soverign country to accept same-sex unions as somehow legally equivalent to traditional married couples.