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Czech Republic legalises same-sex marriage

The government decided on June 22 to legalise a new bill

2018-06-22

The Czech Republic has legalised same-sex marriage.

Although the country made civil partnerships legal back in 2006, according to online website, Jsme Fer, the country has decided today (June 22) to legalise gay marriage.

The site wrote: “Today, the government has issued a favourable opinion with a draft law that would allow gay and lesbian couples to be married!”

Others then took to Twitter to praise the country for finally legalising same-sex marriages with Czeslaw Walek writing: “Just few minutes ago the Czech government agreed with a parliamentary bill allowing Czech samesex couples to msrry!

“Huge step forward! It’s time for freedom to marry in Czechia! #jsmefer”

Prague Pride also confirmed the news and wrote: “Czech government decided today to support an equal marriage bill.

“The document will be discussed by the Parliament now. This is great news for #LGBT in the Czech Republic!”

According to iDNES, Lucie Zachariáš, the lawyer representing the campaign for marriage equality in Czech Republic said: “We are happy that the government has consistently spoken about the proposal to change the Civil Code and promote marriage for gays and lesbians.

“It is practically the whole of Western Europe, and we have the chance to be the first post-communist country to take it.”

“There have been voices that worry about a classical family.

“We would like to emphasize that there is nothing in countries where marriage has been enacted for anything that would endanger heterosexual marriage.

“We know that there is still a long way to go to the Chamber of Deputies, Senate to the President.”