Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Austria from 2019, the country’s supreme court ruled on Tuesday and said a law to the contrary violated the principle of non-discrimination. The move brings Austria into line with many other European nations including Germany, France, Britain and Spain.... “Today is a truly historic day,” said lawyer Helmut Graupner, who represented the two female plaintiffs in court. “Austria is the first European country to recognize marriage equality for same-gender couples as a fundamental human right. All the other European states with marriage equality introduced it (just) the political way,” he said in a Facebook post.
The rightwing asshole who won the last national election in Austria and is about to be sworn in as chancellor — and formed a governing coalition with a party literally founded by Nazis — says he will accept the ruling. His coalition partners in the far-right, founded-by-Nazis Freedom Party (FPO) aren't in an accept-the-ruling mood:
“Now there is equal treatment for something that’s not equal,” said Herbert Kickl, FPO General Secretary, in a statement. A marriage between women and men needs protection as only these partnerships can create children, he said.
Stupid Nazis. You don't have to have children to marry or marry to have children if you're straight. Children — having them, "creating" them (fucking them into existence) — is only trotted out as a defining characteristic of marriage when same-sex couples want to marry. Same goes for religion and monogamy. Defining and disqualifying when same-sex couples want to marry, neither's an issue when straight couples want to marry. Wake me when opponents of marriage equality start trying to prevent straight atheists and polyamorists from marrying.