SLOVAKIA BANS GAY MARRIAGE IN CONSTITUTION
While tumblr is bickering over whatever at the moment, the government of Slovakia has approved a change in the constitution: MARRIAGE ONLY BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN, NOW IN THE FUCKING *CONSTITUTION* OF THE COUNTRY.
In case anybody ever wanted to try legalizing gay marriage here.
So that they wouldn’t have it easy.
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In czech, in slovak, in english. This needs to be talked about. I don’t see people talking about it. Why are no people talking about it? There should be a shitstorm!
Slovakia’s parliament has amended its constitution to define marriage as a union between man and woman, effectively closing the door to same-sex marriage and stirring protest among rights groups.
The amendment, drafted by leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer-Social Democraty party and the opposition Christian Democrats, was backed by 102 lawmakers while 18 voted against it.
The amendment required a two-thirds majority in the 150-member parliament.
‘The marriage amendment will not bring about any drastic changes, it only seals in the constitution what is already defined by law,’ said Fico, whose Smer is a member of the traditionally liberal Party of European Socialists group in the European Parliament.
The European Union’s newest member Croatia outlawed same-sex marriage in a referendum last year, triggering a similar constitutional amendment, but swiftly passed a civil union law for same-sex couples.No form of same-sex civil union is legal in Slovakia, where more than 70 per cent of the population of 5.4 million is Christian, according to a 2011 census.
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I am from Slovakia. I live in this fucking country, I’m angry to the verge of tears, this is such a stab in the back of equality, please, PLEASE, signal boost the shit out of this. Something needs to be done. I don’t care what. Petition, protest, pressure, I don’t care what. Something.
Share it. Post it everywhere, take it out of tumblr, TALK ABOUT IT. ALERT PEOPLE ABOUT IT.
This needs to get out there. This is so, so so so wrong, and I have never, ever been so ashamed to be a citizen of this country.
Mind you, this is a member of the European Union, this is technically a first world country, this isn’t somewhere in Africa or Middle East, this is FUCKING CENTRAL EUROPE. I can’t even talk anymore. I want to cry. I am so angry. Please. Please, get it out there. Please reblog it. Please help us.
Spread the word.