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Case Law 359/2009 (09/07/2009)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (Portugal) - Tribunal Constitucional

Date: 07/09/2009

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‚Äôs 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

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