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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Slovakia

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Slovakia, unlike its liberal counterpart Czech Republic, is more conservative on issues dealing with homosexuality. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

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Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Homosexual sex was legalised in 1962. The age of consent was equalized with the heterosexual age of 15 in 1990. While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by...


An Anti-Discrimination Act was adopted in 2004, in requirement with EU protocols on anti-discrimination in its member states. Its provisions were substantially restricted in 2005.[citation needed] Although the act is quite long, it almost exclusively deals with other types of discrimination (especially ethnic discrimination) and the only two sentences where it bans discrimination (also) on the basis of sexual orientation are:

  • discrimination in connection with employment
  • discrimination of legal entities (i.e. basically firms)

In addition, the act prohibits "influencing" sexual orientation at schools. No details are given in the act and no further mentions of gay discrimination occur in the act. Also, these are the only three sentences dealing with discrimination of gay people in the whole Slovak legal system.


Political parties

The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) - a conservative political party in government until February 2006 and responsible for the Slovak Ministry of Justice - is the strongest political group refusing a registered partnership of gay people. Other government parties prefer to postpone discussions on the issue. The Christian Democratic Movement (Slovak: Kresťanskodemokratické hnutie) (KDH) is a political party in Slovakia. ... Registered partnership is one of several terms for a civil union or civil partnership similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the legal and social benefits of traditional marriage. ...


Recognition of Same-sex Couples

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. Slovakia introduced same sex partnership bills two times, in 1997 and in 2000, but both proposals were quickly rejected. Some political parties support the idea of same-sex partnerships. The European Union have been seeking harmonisation of family law (including gay civil unions) although this has been fiercely oposed by Slovakia.


Gay life in Slovakia

There is a small gay scene. There are not many clubs, but most of those that do exist are in Bratislava. Migration of gay people, looking for a more liberal atmosphere, to other countries is common. In recent years society's attitude toward gays and lesbians has begun to be more favourable toward them.


For a Central European country, Slovakia is highly conservative (with a high percentage of Catholic people) and its rural regions can be intolerant to gay people. The situation is comparable to the one in Western Europe in the 1970s but is more favourable than the present situation in Poland. Gay pride or similar events are theoretically possible, but such major gatherings have yet to be held in Slovakia. There is however a reasonable gay scene in the Slovak republic with over 10 bars and clubs in Bratislava [1]. A Pew Global Attitudes Project survey recorded that 68% of Slovakians believe that homosexuality should be accepted by society. An additional European Union poll shows 19% of Slovakians support gay marriage [2]. The gay pride or simply pride campaign has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered. ... Nickname: Location of Bratislava within Slovakia Coordinates: Country Slovakia Region Bratislava Region Districts Bratislava I-V City parts 17 city boroughs Cadastral areas 20 cadastral areas First mentioned 907[1] Government  - Type City Council  - Mayor (Primátor) Andrej ÄŽurkovský[2] Area  - City 367. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ...


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