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Slovakia rejects partnership law

Timothy Kincaid

November 6th, 2012

From Reuters

Slovakia’s parliament rejected on Tuesday an opposition proposal to recognise homosexual partnerships in the strongly Catholic country, where coming out as gay remains relatively rare.

During two days of heated debate, conservatives accused the opposition of blasphemy, and said granting same-sex relationships equivalent legal status as heterosexual marriage was against traditional family values and a risk for society.

Only 14 of 129 deputies present voted to send the bill to a second reading, 94 were against and 20 abstained.

I think the news here is that Slovakian parliamentarians proposed and voted on considering partnership laws. It’s all movement in the right direction.

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Libria
November 7th, 2012 | LINK

I am from Slovakia. And this quick rejection is more good news than bad. Because this proposal provoked very angry backlash. It seemed like the goverment will consider a ban on same-sex marriage and registered partnership. Discussion in Parliament was terrible. Many(most) politicians used phrases like “sick, deviant, disgusting, should be cured, homosexuality ruining society…” No argument, evidence only insults. Slovakia is pretty similar to Ukraine, unfortunately. But I am happy to hear the good news from USA.

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