Family Code (2009-2012)

Between 2009 and 2012, Legebitra closely followed and participated in the discussions of the working bodies of the committees of the National Assembly regarding the adoption of the new Family Code. In the original version, the Family Code equalized same-sex and heterosexual partnerships, but due to a disagreement in the coalition, the approved proposal introduced two separate communities, a marriage and a civil partnership which, apart from the name, would differ from each other only by the rights of same-sex couples to the joint adoption of children and the insemination with biomedical assistance. In 2012, the law was rejected at a referendum.