The leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, said on Monday that the nation was considering legalizing civil partnerships for same-sex couples.
Dragnea said that Romania cannot pretend that this "minority," meaning the queer community, does not exist. Dragnea also noted that Parliament would vote on holding a referendum on the government definition of family.
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"We believe that it is absolutely crucial for civil partnerships to be legalized in Romania," said Vlad Viski, President of Romanian LGBTI organization MozaiQ, said in an interview with theGay Star News. "Gay couples for too long have been waiting to be properly recognized by the state."