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Sofia Municipality, Pancharevo District refuses to give citizenship to baby Sarah

According to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Decision from 14.12.2021, Bulgaria is obliged to issue a passport to baby Sarah, which would ensure her the right to free movement within the EU and recognize the legal relationship of the child with his two mothers. Following this decision of the Administrative Court Sofia – City (ACSG) dated 15.04.2022, the Court obliges the Sofia Municipality to issue a birth certificate for baby Sarah with the entry of both mothers of the child.

At the beginning of June, Sara's two mothers applied to the consular office in Barcelona for the child's passport in fulfillment of the 2021 ECJ Decision. The consular office refused the administrative service.

On Friday 10.06.2022, Sofia Municipality, Pancharevo District filed a cassation appeal with the ACSG against the issuance of the documents.

In this sense, Sofia Municipality prevents the issuance of the Bulgarian birth certificate and Bulgarian identity documents and thus prevents a fundamental right of an EU citizen. LGBT organisation Deystvie has been working on the case for more than two and a half years. We will not put up with yet another act of discrimination and deprivation of basic rights of Bulgarian citizens.

Urgent briefing on the subject: 13 June 2022 14:00 h Str. Tsar Kaloyn 8, floor 5

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