(9 Jun 2018) Gay rights activists took part in a pride march Saturday in the Romanian capital to demand more rights and acceptance for same-sex couples.
This week, in what was hailed as a victory for gay rights in Romania, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that a Romanian-American couple, Adrian Coman and Clai Hamilton, were entitled to the same residency rights as other married couples in the European Union.
"We're fortunate to be able to be used as catalyst for change," American Clai Hamilton said at the march. "And to be able to help others of course the decision is about a step closer for us but now it solves so many other questions and concerns for other couples around the EU."
The court ruled that EU members "may not obstruct the freedom of residence" of EU citizens by refusing to grant residence for the same-sex spouse.
However, the ruling doesn't oblige states to allow marriage of same-sex couples.
Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia don't currently offer legal protection to same-sex couples.
Elsewhere in Bucharest, Romanians who consider homosexuality to be a threat to society held a counter march Saturday.
New Right movement leader Tudor Ionescu said the gay pride parade was "a disgrace, a slap on the cheek of a Christian capital."
Participants in the opposition rally called for a referendum to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Romania's marriage law currently defines marriage as a union of spouses, which gay rights opponents say could open the door to same-sex marriages.
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How is homosexuality harmful? Explain that. And yes, I agree paedophilia is harmful to children, and to society. But just because an egregious group wants something doesn't mean that they will get what they want. The reason same-sex partnerships and adoptions are being legalised is because the scientific and psychiatric community has reached the conclusion that it is not harmful. The opposite conclusion has been reached about paedophilia.
Sadly Homosexuality is harmful and it is legal, as is smoking, and drinking alcohol. The difference is Paedophelia harms children. NAMBLA is real, and waiting for their turn at "rights" and the addition of the letter "P" to the alphabet acronym of perversions!
my bad, didn't realise you're just a little troll hiding under your bridge. Carry on comrade. Also it's spelled "breathe" not breath. Breath is a noun. Breathe is a verb. But then again I don't expect much after your last comment
who are you talking about? regardless of whether youre talking about the activists or the counterprotesters, you shouldnt dehumanise people like this. youre not helping your cause unless you convince people that your cause is a just one
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.