Retrieved 29 March Act on the elimination of discrimination bans all discrimination based on both gender identity and gender expression. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom which does not allow same-sex marriage. Civil solidarity pact since . This was followed by an activist occupation of the main office of the National Board of Health and Welfare. During the Napoleonic warshomosexuality was decriminalised in territories coming under French control, such as the Netherlands and many of the pre-unification German states, however in Germany this ended with the unification of the country under the Prussian Kaiseras Prussia had long punished homosexuality harshly. A registered partnership can become a marriage between the new opposite-sex couple.
Additionally, ArmeniaEstonia and Lithuania recognise legally performed same-sex marriages overseas, but do not perform them.
Panels of judges from member states sit to interpret whether EU law is being fairly applied and can issue binding rulings over national courts. Yes Since . Most Czechs for same-sex marriages". Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe. Retrieved 13 July Retrieved 10 June This was followed by the Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian I inwhich prescribed public castration and execution for all who committed homosexual acts, both active and passive partners.
Retrieved 7 May Legal Resources Navigation List: Penal code amended to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity". Yes Since . Yes Limited rights for "close person" recognized under civil and penal law  . Retrieved — via Books.