Tag Archive | Slovakia

Slovakia: LGBT+ hope election will be turning point for gay community

Slovakia: LGBT+ hope election will be turning point for gay community

An LGBT+ friendly lawyer is on course to become Slovakia’s first female president today, in a vote activists hope will mark a turning point for gay and transgender rights in one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. Zuzana Caputova, an anti-graft campaigner and political novice, is leading opinion polls by a wide margin, as Slovaks […]

Slovakia: Council of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights Urges Slovakia To Improve LGBTI Rights

Slovakia: Council of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights Urges Slovakia To Improve LGBTI Rights

In a section of a recent report on human rights, compiled by the Council of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights, the rights of LGBTI persons in Slovakia have been examined. The Commissioner has urged Slovakia to improve LGBTI rights, and bring them in line with human rights in other categories. “Slovakia has to step up […]

Slovakia: Anti-LGBT Referendum Failed Due to Low Voter Turnout

Slovakia: Anti-LGBT Referendum Failed Due to Low Voter Turnout

Low voter numbers in Slovakia yesterday, less than fifty percent, led to the failure to pass a referendum to amend the Slovakian Constitution. The amendments were to reinforce the existing same-sex marriage ban, prohibit same-sex couples from adopting, and allow students not to attend classes discussing sex or euthanasia. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) welcomed […]

Slovakia: Constitutional Ban On Same-sex Marriage Approved

Slovakia: Constitutional Ban On Same-sex Marriage Approved

On Wednesday, a Bill to ban same-sex marriage was approved by a vote of 102 to 18 (with 3 abstentions) by the Slovakian parliament. This will amend the Slovakian constitution to define marriage as a “unique bond between a man and a woman”.