Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš voices support for gay marriage

While an ongoing debate surrounding same-sex marriages in the Czech Republic continues to develop in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, proponents of gay marriage have a strong supporter in Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

Over the weekend, Babiš voiced support for same sex marriages while appearing on a local news program on TV channel Prima.

“I think that same-sex couples should have the same rights to marriage,” Babiš told TV Prima reporters.

Currently, homosexual couples within the Czech Republic are able to form a registered partnership in lieu of marriage, though that registered partnership does not include all the rights afforded to heterosexual couples.

Over the past half-year, the issue of legalizing same sex marriage has been making its way through the Czech Chamber of Deputies. Multiple sessions have been held over the past five months, with a resolution yet to be reached.  Read more via Expats