The lower house of parliament will debate on marriage equality on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
The discussion will be lively as it will also consider a measure to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in the constitution.
This marriage equality bill was introduced by a group of 46 deputies headed by MP Radka Maxová. Political parties ANO, Pirates, CSDD, KSČM, STAN, and TOP 09 have given their support to the proposed legislation.
“Despite the fact that the Czech Republic has recognized registered partnership since 2006, full equality for same-sex couples is still missing. This gap in legislation not only affects the couples but their families and relatives as well,” says Michaela Pixová, a spokesperson for the group.
She added: “This parliamentary debate is a real opportunity for the Czech Republic to become the first country in the post-communist block to break from its totalitarian legacy and give full recognition and equality to same-sex couples.”
The We Are Fair campaign to promote equality for same-sex couples showed that 67% of Czechs support marriage equality.