Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Being Gay, it's O.K. in the Czech Republic

Who knew that the former Soviet bloc country, along with Slovenia were so advanced in regards to thier gay legislation.

The Czech Republic and Slovenia, which also acted last year to legalize gay and lesbian partnerships, are the first ex-Soviet Bloc countries to do so.The Czech law allows couples who register their partnership with authorities to have inheritance and health care rights similar to those given to heterosexual married couples.

The law, however, does not permit marriage or adoption of children by same-sex partners. Recent public opinion polls show most Czechs support same-sex couples having the option of registering their partnerships.

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