200 Czech couples have entered civil unions

By |2017-10-31T14:05:14-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

More than 200 same-sex couples have taken advantage of the Czech Republic’s civil-union law since it came into force last July, local media reported Jan. 2.
The statute, which became law after the Chamber of Deputies overrode President Vaclav Klaus’s veto, grants many of the rights and obligations of marriage but withholds equality in the areas of adoption, pensions, taxation and joint ownership of property.
Activist Jir Hromada of Gay Initiative told the Mlad fronta DNES newspaper he was surprised that so many couples already had tied the knot but expects the number to increase dramatically as “media attention, which is unpleasant for many, fades away.”
Hromada predicted that around 1,200 couples will enter a civil union in 2007.

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