In a Sunday referendum, the Swiss voted to legalize same-sex marriages, the DPA reported. In total, 64.1 percent of the Swiss agreed to “marriage for all,” with the proposal receiving the support of more than half of the citizens in all 26 cantons. The result, according to the AFP agency, is not surprising. Switzerland’s parliament […]
Czech President Miloš Zeman considers whether to veto the same-sex marriage bill. Homosexuals are not capable of raising children and thus, they are unable to form a family, said Zeman. He also considers awarding the T. G. Masaryk medal to controversial priest Piťha.
The year 2018 is extremely important for the Czech Republic as the civilization debate regarding marriage, child adoption and other topics arrived after resonating among the public in the West for years, political scientist Roman Joch told Parlamentní Listy.
With no clear result, politicians began the discussions on possible marriages of same-sex couples in mid-November. According to a survey for Prima TV, however, most Czechs want the marriage institutions to be left only for the bond of man and woman.
Deputies are to start the debate over whether marriages could be concluded not only between a man and a woman but also by people of the same sex. The government supported the proposal, but the various political parties are divided, including the ANO movement.
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