Constitutional Court rules another verdict in favor of same-sex partnership

  • 2021-04-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Constitutional Court ruled that the norm, providing that the partner of a deceased person should pay state fee for registering ownership rights in the Land Register, is unconstitutional, LETA learned from the court.

The court found that Section 13 of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation Regarding State Fee for Registering Ownership rights and Pledge Rights in the Land Register, is unconstitutional as far as it concerns same-sex partner who had formed a family with a deceased person.

Thus, this is a second Constitutional Court ruling in favor of same-sex partners of the past months.

The said legislative norm will lose force as of June 1, 2022, the court said.

As reported, Chief Ombudsman Juris Jansons had initiated the case, saying that the said norm in unconstitutional as it does not ensure protection and support to same-sex families.