Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Members of the Slovak Parliament in overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have allowed gays and lesbians to register their partnerships. Lawmakers in June approved a proposed constitutional amendment that sought to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
The poll was back by more than 90 per cent of voters but failed to be legally binding as the turnout did not reach 50 per cent. A referendum which aimed to restrict gay rights was overwhelmingly supported in Slovakia, but failed to become legally binding as the turnout was too low. In response, a clear majority, 95, 92 and 90 per cent of those who voted agreed with the respective statements.
Illegal in some contexts. History Homosexual activity in Slovakia? Current status since Jan 1,
A genuine grassroots democratic movement to deny rights to same-sex families. BILLIONS of euros, dollars, pounds, kroner and other Western currencies have been spent over the past two decades trying to develop civil society in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, much of it without success. But a forthcoming referendum in Slovakia shows that in some places citizens are capable of organising in pursuit of political goals—albeit ones not typically found on the liberal agendas of international non-governmental organisations.
Given that the states and nations east of Germany and Austria are known to be more conservative, is it even a possibility to consider? It is the best to begin with the most interesting member of the V4, which arguably holds the most progressive stance on many divisive topics in the region, including LGBT rights. As an example, the Czech Republic has one of the most progressive views on abortion in the region, with it being legal up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, with medical help even up to 24 weeks.
They often suffer from feelings of inferiority and depression because they are rejected by the public. They would like to be free to raise children, but in the current situation, only half of them are willing to hold the hand of his or her partner in public. The survey was conducted in the form of an online questionnaire between August and November
Username or Email Address. Remember Me. S lovak LGBT community has been fighting for years for something that has been enacted in European countries for a long time.
When crusading lawyer Zuzana Caputova last week became the first woman elected president of Slovakia, one of her first gestures was both poignant and pointedly symbolic. In a corner of Europe that has lurched toward right-wing populism in recent years, corruption often goes hand in hand with authoritarianism, with strongman-style leaders doling out lucrative deals to retain the loyalty of wealthy patrons. But he and others caution that the deck is stacked against reformers like Caputova, whose newly won presidency is a largely symbolic post.
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Slovakiabut households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. While Slovakia grants same-sex couples limited legal rights, namely in the area of inheritance, the country does not recognise same-sex marriage or civil unions. Slovakia, unlike its neighbour, the Czech Republictends to be socially conservative on issues dealing with LGBT rights.
Pope Francis appears more popular than ever. He has charted his own course in style, words and philosophy and enjoys favorability among 90 percent of Catholics, 74 percent white mainline Protestants, 68 percent of unaffiliated and 60 percent of white Evangelicals. Francis' tenure as pope has also been notable by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ community for his adoption of a more conciliatory tone toward LGBTQ people than that of his predecessors. They shouldn't be marginalized.