One more country gained marriage equality – Austrian same-sex couples can finally bond their souls officially. The decision was made on December 4, 2017, but LGBTQI people will be able to marry each other no later than in 2019.
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Austria is a traditionally conservative country, however, it’s Constitutional Court decided to legalize same-sex marriages and said that the latest date when the law would come into force in January 1st, 2019.
Earlier, Australian government allowed same-sex marriages and, probably, inspired countries all over the world to take this necessary step in achieving global understanding.
Austria is 16th European country (the first one were the Netherlands) to allow gay marriages and is 25th country in the world.
Various people, both citizens of Austria and world-famous celebrities, didn’t wait to congratulate Austria on this historic day:
An Austrian singer and the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 – Conchita Wurst:
— Conchita (@ConchitaWurst) December 5, 2017
An American rapper and model Milan Christopher:
— Milan Christopher (@MilanChrisGordy) December 5, 2017
Dana Regev, a journalist:
Austria's Constitutional Court has decided that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, bringing the country in line with more than a dozen other western European nations – @AP 🇦🇹🏳️🌈
— Dana Regev (@Dana_Regev) December 5, 2017
An Austrian Ambassador, Martin Weiss:
Austria's Constitutional Court has just decided: same-sex partners will in the future be able to marry in Austria. Treating same-sex partners differently than others is 'discriminatory and thus unconstitutional' pic.twitter.com/pWE7hQzoN5
— Martin Weiss (@martinoweiss) December 5, 2017
Just a citizen of Austria:
Austria legalizes gay marriage in 2019! I am no longer a second class citizen. 🏳️🌈❤️
— Peter Steinberger (@steipete) December 5, 2017
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