Austria: Judicial miscarriage seems to legalize sodo-“marriage”. But does it really?

header_09e4166While the outcome of the recent elections clearly shows that the electorate is opposed to, or at least not interested in, the legalisation of “marriages” between sodomites, the Austrian Constitutional Court wants to legalize them nevertheless. Through a temerarious act of deliberate abuse of judicial authority – comparable to the US Supreme Court’s decision Obergefell vs. Hodges, but completely unprecedented in Europe – Austria seems set to become the first European country in which sodo-“marriage” is imposed by judicial fiat. At the same time, the so-called “registered partnerships” for homosexuals, which have been introduced in 2009, will be opened also for different-sex couples, thus creating a “second-class marriage” with similar rights but a lover level of commitment – something that the legislator never intended.

A more careful reading of the judgment, however, raises the question whether sodo-“marriage” will really become possible, even if there can be no doubt that the Constitutional Court’s intention was to introduce it. The incompetence of Austria’s supreme judges appears to be such that they have not even managed to issue a judgment that is capable of providing the outcome they want to achieve. Continue reading “Austria: Judicial miscarriage seems to legalize sodo-“marriage”. But does it really?”

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Living in the LGBT-ghetto

csavjmvuwaazxbrA public housing agency in Vienna has planned and built a house exclusively for sexually disordered (LGBT) persons.

Obviously, this project is against letter and spirit of the so-called “anti-discrimination” legislation that the LGBT-lobby is so keenly using to harass and denigrate those who do not agree to their sexual perversions. Continue reading “Living in the LGBT-ghetto”

Austrians don’t want sodo-“marriage”. But their Constitutional Court does.

24e8e14b5e0daa5bb9bc62a398f4a49f-header_09e1373If there is something that clearly can be deduced from last month’s national elections in Austria, it is that the electorate didn’t consider the introduction of sodo-“marriage” a great priority. The parties with the greatest increase in votes were those who clearly stated that marriage is – and should remain – a union between one man and one woman: the conservative “Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the national conservative “Freedomite Party” (FPÖ). Having increased their share of votes by aggregated 13%, these two groups now dispose of a solid majority in the National Assembly and look set to form the next government. By stark contrast, the group that – already by picking lesbian activist Ulrike Lunacek as their lead candidate – most aggressively turned sodo-“marriage” into a core part of their electoral program lost more than two thirds of its votes and all of the parliamentary seats it had previously held.

As a result, a parliamentary majority for introducing sodo-“marriage” seems completely out of reach within the next five years. But despite this, it could nevertheless become a reality within the next few weeks.

The reason is that the Constitutional Court (Verfassungsgerichtshof) has, in a surprising about-face, announced that it has doubts regarding the constitutionality of the legal definition of marriage set out in Article 44 of the Civil Code, and intends to subject that definition to an examination ex officio, with the likely outcome that the part of it stating that the two spouses must be “of different sex” will be removed. Continue reading “Austrians don’t want sodo-“marriage”. But their Constitutional Court does.”

ECtHR: heterosexual couple not allowed to contract sodo-“marriage”

c03hbd_2320723bThe ECtHR has today delivered its decision in the case of Ratzenböck and Seydl v. Austria, concerning a man-woman couple who wanted to conclude a “registered partnership”, because it considered the less committing terms of such a partnership more appealing than those of a normal marriage. The Court decided that the non-availability of such a “registered partnership” for different-sex couples does not constitute discrimination on the grounds of “sexual orientation”.  Continue reading “ECtHR: heterosexual couple not allowed to contract sodo-“marriage””

Austria: pro-sodomy party loses two thirds of its electorate and all of its seats in Parliament

62002142As widely predicted, the national elections in Austria have resulted in a victory for the conservative Austrian People’s Party, led by telegenic 31-yr old youngster Sebastian Kurz, and the populist Freedomite Party lead by Heinz-Christian Strache, who now looks set to become the king-maker. The Socialists, lead by outgoing Chancellor Christian Kern must be considered the losers of this election, given that they very likely will not lead the next government – but even they have in fact won a tiny increase in electoral support.

The one political group that has lost spectacularly is the Greens, lead by the European Parliament’s former Vice-President and LGBT-frontwoman Ulrike Lunacek: they went down from 12.8% to 3.8%, which means that they have fallen below the threshold that entitles them to be represented in Parliament. Continue reading “Austria: pro-sodomy party loses two thirds of its electorate and all of its seats in Parliament”

Austria: clear majority intends to vote for parties that uphold Christian lead culture

UnbenanntIn a pre-election debate organized by the private TV sender “Puls 4”, the leaders of the six parties competing in the upcoming national elections were asked whether they thought that Austria “needs a Christian lead culture that should be inscribed in the countries constitution”. This answer had to be answered with Yes or No, although it was possible to add some nuance in the subsequent debate. Continue reading “Austria: clear majority intends to vote for parties that uphold Christian lead culture”