Same-Sex Relationships and beyond: Gender Matters in the EU

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The legal status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has undergone significant changes in several countries, but remains highly complex and difficult for those affected. Having the right to marry or enter into a registered partnership in one Member State collides with the rights of LGBT people when they exercise their right to freedom of movement. The same is true for certain parent-child relationships.

The conference will explore the challenges and controversies concerning the recognition of LGBT relationships throughout the EU through the lens of EU legislation, the case law of the CJEU and ECtHR and recent national developments. Following the Irish referendum and the recent ECtHR judgment in Oliari v Italy more changes are expected in the near future.

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