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Poland Rejects Civil Partnerships

Via press release from a local LGBT rights group:
43 years after the Stonewall riot, Polish deputies decided that same sex couples are citizens of a second class. Yesterday, on 28 June, in the Polish Sejm - the Lower House of the Parliament - deputies rejected the Civil Partnership Bill for same and different sex couples. The Commission of Legislation, which was asked to evaluate bills, outvoted it 15-3. It means that the Polish Parliament is not going to work on the Bill. Now everything is up to one person – speaker of the Sejm, Ewa Kopacz, who said in 2002 that openly gay person should not hold public office and should not be able to stand for the elections.
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