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Parliament of Slovakia amends constitution to ban same-sex marriage

The Parliament of Slovakia voted today, 102 out of 150 lawmakers, to change it’s constitution banning same-sex marriage.  Only 18 lawmakers voted against the measure.

Although a 2012 poll showed 47% of Slovaks support civil unions, there is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships in Slovakia.  Gay couples are also not allowed to adopt.

In 1992, Czechoslovakia split into the two countries of Slovakia and the Czech Republic.  The Czech Republic allows for civil unions and is considered to be one of the more gay friendly countries in Central Europe.

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