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European Court rules in favour of gay marriage

June 12th, 2018

A pro-government columnist worries about the prospect of unelected officials and judges imposing their own values on nations within the European Union. 

In Magyar Hírlap, Dániel Kacsoh describes a recent verdict by the European Court of Human Rights which forces the Romanian authorities to recognize the marriage of two men although gay marriage does not legally exist in Romania. The two got married in the United States, then moved to Romania and sought the recognition of their married status in court. The Romanian court referred the case to the European Court of Human Rights where the judges decided that marriage simply requires two individuals, regardless of their genders. Kacsoh interprets the case as reflecting a struggle underway between unelected decision makers and the popular will throughout Europe. Nowadays, the opinions of unelected bureaucrats are becoming the norm, he writes, while elected leaders are branded as populists. Kacsoh believes a long and fierce struggle lies ahead between these two forces.

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