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Portugal / Tribunal Constitucional / 121/2010

Constitutionality Previous Decision Adopted by all Justices of Constitutional Court

Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Constitutional Court
Decision date:
Key facts of the case:
The Court decided upon a law approved by the Parliament in relation to whether same sex marriages were or were not considered compatible with the Constitution.
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
After the decision of the Court, promulgation by the President of the Republic is needed. The President has 20 days to decide to give his agreement to the law or to use the power of political veto. 
However, even if the President does not promulgate the law at first, he can be compelled to do so after a second approval in the Parliament.