Chancellor Angela Merkel's biggest rivals in the upcoming national election in September are set to put pressure on her conservative party to pass same-sex marriage ahead of the vote.
As of March 1, Finland will allow same-sex couples to marry, bringing to thirteen the number of European countries with marriage equality laws.
Finland's parliament has voted down a petition calling for a law allowing same-sex marriage to be scrapped.
The Romanian Constitutional Court has announced that it will refer questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of a same-sex couple who wish to be recognised as spouses in Romania.
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A mayor in a northern Italian town has refused to officiate a civil union - but says his actions aren't a "challenge" to the recently-passed law legalising same-sex unions.
Finland’s Evangelical Lutheran Church says it will only officiate at marriages for heterosexual couples.
Italy has become the last major Western country to legalise same-sex partnerships as a much-disputed law takes effect.
European Court of Human Rights has just ruled that the French courts did not discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation, when French court declared a marriage between a same-sex couple to be not valid.
A Romanian group that campaigns to promote traditional family values called on lawmakers to change the constitution to ban same-sex marriage.