A five judge panel of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has decided not to allow a full hearing take place in relation to the case of Schalk and Kopf v. Austria. In Schalk, the ECtHR found that there was no violation of Article 8 or Article 12 (alone or in conjunction with Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights) where a state did not provide for same-sex civil marriage. For my previous blog post on this decision, see here. As this judgment is now final, it is worthwhile to point out that the original chambers judgment on same-sex families as having protection under the right to family life under Article 8 ECHR still stands. UK Human Rights Blog has further commentary on the impact of this decision.