“There’s this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love. That’s completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved.” ~ Boy George

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Leftist Prime Minister says ready to back constitutional amendment drafted by Christian Democracts. Slovakia's leftist prime minister said Tuesday he was ready to back a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between man and woman, effectively closing the door to same-sex marriage.
The opposition Christian Democrats and other center-right parties drafted the amendment that will need support from Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer social democrats for the two-thirds majority required to change the constitution.

The European Union's newest member Croatia outlawed same-sex marriage in a referendum last year, triggering a similar constitutional amendment.

Slovak law defines marriage as a "union between a man and a woman".

No form of same-sex civil union is legal in Slovakia, where more than 70 percent of the population of 5.4 million is Christian, according to a 2011 census.

But a 2012 opinion poll showed that 47 percent of Slovaks supported civil unions for same-sex couples while 38 percent were opposed.

Parliament will debate the amendment during a session starting on March 18.

Same-sex marriage is legal in a handful of the 27 other EU states including Britain and France, while civil unions are notably recognized by the Czech Republic, Germany and others.

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