Registrars and Wedding Place Owners Not Allowed to Opt Out of Gay Civil Ceremonies

Country: Belgium

Date of incident: May 21, 2013

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Governmental



Registrars of birth, marriages and deaths are not entitled to refer to their conscience to refuse to register a gay marriage as a civil act. Owners of wedding locations cannot opt out of facilitating gay marriages in their places.

Source and further information: The Observatory's Report 2012 on Legal Restrictions Effecting Christians in Europe