Court to rule on same-sex marriage in conservative Romania

September 19, 2016 10:56 AM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – A same-sex couple has asked Romania's Constitutional Court to legally recognize them as married, which would be a landmark and surprising ruling. Commentators predict the court will reject their case this week.

Political scientist Cristian Parvulescu on Monday predicted that "the court will make a political rather than a judicial ruling." Journalist Dan Turturica says it would be "revolutionary" for the court to recognize the union.

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