Tuesday, February 7

Portuguese lesbian couple file for marriage license, open a battle for the legalization of same-sex marriage

AFP has a report on a new battle front in Portugal in the war against marriage. This seems to be about a week old, and according to AFP, their request was refused a day later. I can't find any follow up story, so I am wondernig if this is a dead story.
A Portuguese lesbian couple created a fierce debate in Portugal with their plans to file for a marriage licence in an attempt to open a battle leading to the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Helena Paixao, 35, and Teresa Pires, 28, who have been together for over three years, plan to request the license on Wednesday afternoon in Lisbon, fully aware that the bid will more than likely be turned down.

Portuguese law currently does not allow for same-sex marriage but the couple say they plan to argue in court that this goes against the constitution, which was altered in 2004 to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Here is a foto and more info via Yahoo Photos. From their own words, it seems this was just a publicity stunt to put further pressure on the Portuguese government to further legalize homosexual marriage in that country.

I'm doing some more research, and will post an update shortly.

HT: Portugal Alive

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