Bulgarian justice went on Wednesday against a judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) by refusing to issue a birth certificate to the stateless daughter of a lesbian couple.
The Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Administrative Court of Sofia dated May 2022, which obliged the municipal authorities to provide with such a document to Sara – a pseudonym.
“Bulgaria cannot refuse to recognize that Sara descends from both parents on the grounds that national legislation does not provide for the institution of same-sex marriage,” the body said at the time.
It was based on a judgment of the CJEU, which had found in December 2021 that Bulgaria had violated the fundamental rights of the child.
A decision set to set precedent, as the disparate legislation within EU member states plunges homoparental families into legal puzzles.