Stop the Presses! European Court Protects Marriage!


“The European Court of Human Rights has refused permission to appeal in a challenge to the ban on gay marriage in Austria. The effect of the decision is to make the court’s rejection of the same-sex couple’s claim final.”

( Me: The European Court of Human Rights is unwilling to impose same sex marriage upon reluctant member states of the EU.  Will the Ninth Circuit show the same courtesy to U.S. States? )

“The decision means that the European Court of Human Rights will not force states to allow same-sex couples to marry…
…the court was unpersuaded that social circumstances and attitudes had changed enough that same-sex marriage should be regarded as mandatory for states:
The Court notes that there is no European consensus regarding same-sex marriage. At present no more than six out of forty-seven Convention States allow same-sex marriage.”