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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in the Czech Republic

LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence LGBT social movements share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality or transgenderism. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ...


Around the world · By country World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Europe. ... This list indexes the articles on LGBT rights in each country and significant non-country region (e. ...


History · Groups · Activists LGBT history refers to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultures around the world, dating back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality within ancient civilizations. ... Here is a list of gay-rights organizations around the world. ... This article is new. ...


Declaration of Montreal Martina Navrátilová and Mark Tewksbury read the Declaration of Montreal at the opening ceremonies of the World Outgames. ...


Same-sex relationships Same-sex union can refer to: same-sex marriage -- the civil or religious rites of marriage that make it equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in all aspects. ...


Marriage · Adoption   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... LGBT adoption refers to the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered people. ...


Opposition · Discrimination Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for desire or physical love between people of the same sex. ...


Violence John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was hanged for sodomy under a law that he had helped to institute. ...


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Czech Republic is considered to be one of the most liberal Eastern Europe countries. In 2006 it legalized civil unions for gay couples. Map of Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... The parliament of the Czech Republic narrowly failed to pass a Civil Partnership bill on 12 February 2005 which was backed by 82 out of the 165 deputies present - most voting Social Democrats, Communists, the Freedom Union members and some deputies for the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS). ...

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Law against homosexuality

Homosexual sex was legalized in 1962. The age of consent was equalized in 1990 (15, before it was 18 for homosexuals). The Army doesn't question the sexual orientation of soldiers, and allows homosexuals to serve openly. Homosexual prostitution was decriminalized in 1990. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... The Czech Armed Forces (Czech: Armáda České republiky) consists of Land and Air Forces and of specialized support units. ...


Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Since 1999 sexual orientation is treated as a private matter, technically not grounds for discrimination in the military. The 2001 national Labour Code also provides anti-discrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation, in line with European Union guidelines. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recognition of same-sex couples

There is some legal recognition of same-sex couples. Domestic Partnership (unregistered cohabitation) has been available since 2001. The Czech Republic has granted "persons living in a common household" inheritance and succession rights in housing. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles... A domestic partnership (known as Pairage) is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not joined in a traditional marriage or a civil union. ...


A plan for registered partnerships (civil unions), with some of the rights of marriage, was rejected four times, in 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2005. However, on 16 December 2005 a new civil unions bill was passed by the Czech House of Representatives; it was also adopted by the Senate in 26 January 2006, but later vetoed by the President. On 15 March 2006 the President's veto was overturned by the House of Representatives and the law came into force on 1 July, 2006. Consequently, since this date, the Czech Republic offers civil unions for same-sex couples, with some of the rights of marriage. 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. ... A civil union is a recognized union similar to marriage. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... The parliament of the Czech Republic narrowly failed to pass a Civil Partnership bill on 12 February 2005 which was backed by 82 out of the 165 deputies present - most voting Social Democrats, Communists, the Freedom Union members and some deputies for the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS). ...


A poll conducted by the Angus-Reid Global Monitor conducted in December 2006 found that the Czech Republic favored Same-Sex Marriage at 52%. This percentage number being above the European Union average of 44%, brings this nation into the realm of (the few) nations that consider Same-Sex Marriage as a social likelyhood. With this situation in hand; it is recommended that the Czech Republic be added to the list of nations currently "Debating" Same-Sex Marriage. If legalized; the Czech Republic would be the first Slavic-speaking nation to grant such civil rights. [1]


Gay life in the country

After tight restrictions on everything during the communist era, the Czech Republic has become very liberal after 1989 and is one of the more gay-friendly countries in the European Union. There is a large gay community in Prague, less so in the rest of the country. In 2004 public opinion showed great support for registered partnerships for same sex couples, with 60% agreeing with such a law. Additionally, the December 2006 Eurobarometer shows that 52% Czechs support full same-sex marriage (above the EU average of 44%).[2] Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ...


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