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EU’s top court boosts the rights of same-sex parents


Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — A ruling by the European Union’s top court has boosted the rights of same-sex parents and their children in the 27-nation bloc. The European Court of Justice said a child with two mothers certified in one EU nation must also be recognized by the other EU members as such. The ruling was based on a case in Bulgaria, where a local court questioned whether authorities could refuse to register the birth of a Bulgarian citizen born in Spain to married mothers. The lack of such a birth certificate could impede the child’s freedom of movement across the bloc, a cornerstone of EU policy. 

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