Slovakia Unanimously Votes and Bans Same-sex Marriage

Slovakia Unanimously Votes and Bans Same-sex Marriage

Slovakia’s parliament on Wednesday took a bold step and amended its constitution to define marriage as a union between man and woman, effectively closing the door to same-sex marriage.

The amendment, drafted by the charismatic Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer-Social Democraty party and the opposition Christian Democrats, was backed by an overwhelming 102 lawmakers as against 18 stray votes.

The amendment required a two-thirds majority in the parliament.

“The marriage amendment will not bring about any drastic changes, it only seals in the constitution what is already defined by law,” said Prime Minister 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 also outlawed same-sex marriage in a referendum last year, triggering a similar constitutional amendment.

No form of same-sex civil union is legal in Slovakia, where more than 70 percent of the population of 5.4 million is Christian, according to a 2011 census.

Meanwhile, Slovakians rejoiced exceedingly at the news of successful ban on same sex marriage describing it as victory for democracy.

Objective analysts warn that homosexuality is an ‘inhuman’ right and not a human right because it seeks to bring an end to humanity.

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