Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Same-sex unions now legal in the Czech Republic

Homosexuální svazky prošly i přes Klausův odpor

This afternoon the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament overrode President Klaus’ veto to legalise same-sex unions. 101 of 177 deputies voted for the measure, which makes the Czech Republic the first post-communist country to grant gays and lesbians some of the same family rights that heterosexual couples have traditionally had. Gay unions can start taking place in a few weeks’ time, once the law has been formally recorded.

Today is a big day in the Czech Republic for liberty and equal rights.

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