by Rex Wockner
Not as many same-sex couples are taking advantage of the Czech Republic’s registered-partnership law as was the case in 2006 when the law came into force, the newspaper Pravo reported Aug. 4.
From July 1, 2006, to the end of that year, 235 same-sex couples tied the knot, but in the first half of 2008, only 105 couples have done so.
The report also said the largest number of same-sex unions have occurred in Prague, male unions have outnumbered female unions, and there have been nine same-sex divorces.
The Czech Republic has a population of about 10 million.
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