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The Constitutional Court rules in favor of the child in the Satya Case

On May 29th, 2018, the Constitutional Court with 5 votes in favor, one absence and 3 votes against ruled on the Satya case and ordered the registration of Satya under the surname of her same sex parents. The Court found that the negative of registration issued by the Civil Register violated the child´s constitutional right to identity, equality, non-discrimination and the protection of the diverse types of families.

As a result, the Court annulled previous rulings on the case and ordered the investigation and potential sanctions to the responsible administrative and judicial authorities. In addition, the Court ordered the Civil Register to offer public apologies to Satya and her family and to train the institution´s personnel in that regard.