A trailblazing lesbian couple in Bulgaria have become the first to fight a legal battle for the recognition of their same-sex marriage.
Lilia Babulkova and her wife, who goes by the initials DK, could set a court precedent in the battle for recognition by an EU court for their same-sex marriage to be officially recognised in the country.
After Bubulkova and DK married in the UK in 2017, they filed a request to their local government, Sofia Municipality, to change their marital status on their identification cards. They were soon informed that they will be unable to do so as the Bulgarian Constitution prohibits same-sex marriages.
Now in a bid to have their marriage recognised in their home country, Bubulkova and DK are suing the Municipality.