Case Law 359/2009 (09/07/2009)
Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (Portugal) - Tribunal Constitucional
Subject: The Constitutional Court, judging on the constitutionality of article 1577 of the civil code, which provides that marriages can only be celebrated between persons of different sex, also recalling the norms of the ECHR and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and applying the Court of Strasbourg and Court of Justice’s jurisprudence, has confirmed the legitimacy of the law in force.
Parties: A. e B.
Original language: Portuguese
Classification: Freedoms - Art. 9 Right to marry - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination