Monday, February 9, 2015

Slovakia Dodges Anti-Gay Laws

by Brig Bagley

9 February 2015

Due to a poor voting turnout, Slovakia dodged an anti-gay law that would reinforce their current ban on SSM, prevent same-sex couples from adopting, and allow students to opt-out of classes that discuss sex. There was less than 50% registered voter turnout, a number required to put such legislation on the books. Although poor voter turnout is considered unfortunate, HRC exhales a sigh or relief.

Arizona based Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) is one of the largest-funded anti-LGBT groups that has connected with attorneys across the world to promote laws that dehumanize and invalidate gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons. ADF wrote an amicus brief to Slovakia to encourage that this bill pass in the country.

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