Petr Pavel Supports the Legalisation of Same-sex Marriage in the Czech Republic
During a conference on the legalisation of same-sex marriage, Czech President Peter Pavel supported this initiative and called it unacceptable to restrict the rights of members of society because of their sexual orientation.
This was reported by the Czech media outlet ČTK
"In fact, we are not talking about a revolution, but only about a fair legal framework for couples and families that already exist and are part of our society," the Czech president said.
At the same time, Pavel noted that the topic of legalising same-sex marriage is a subject of great debate, among which the main thing - human rights - is lost. He also stressed that according to a poll, the majority of Czech citizens are in favour of legalising marriages regardless of gender.
In addition, according to the newspaper, representatives of the lower and upper houses of the Czech parliament who attended the conference also supported the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
The law on the possibility of Czech citizens to enter into same-sex marriages has been repeatedly considered by the country's parliament, but has not been approved. The initiative has been under consideration by parliament since 2018.
At the end of last month, a wave of discussions on this issue began once again in the Czech Republic. If approved, the Czech parliament will have to amend the Czech Civil Code. As a result, same-sex partners will have equal rights with those who are currently in different-sex marriages, namely joint ownership of property acquired during marriage, the right to a pension for widowers and widows, rights and obligations regarding children and access to family custody.
Currently, citizens of 15 European Union member states can enter into same-sex marriages.
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