Czech president Miloš Zeman vows to block same-sex marriages if approved by parliament

Please notice in this short article the references to protecting the children from the propaganda of LGBTQ+.   This guy praises these laws that are more don’t say gay, outlawing any mention of the LGBTQ+ and the authoritarian strongman leaders that implement them.   They want to outlaw the LGBTQ+ out of existence,  and where do you think the US rabid right Republicans get these ideas.     More and more as these laws pop up all across the world to either stop or roll back acceptance of the LGBTQ+ people / rights I remember how Brian Brown, Scott Lively, and other US religious figures went to developing nations and pushed for strict punishments for any same sex conduct, anti-LGBTQ+ laws, and helped elect politicians with religious views.   Some big money person / groups are pushing this hate world wide.   The haters are using the same laws and same talking points.      Hugs

Czech president Miloš Zeman sits at a table in front of a microphone and glass of water while wearing a white button up shirt, blue tie and dark blue suit jacket

Miloš Zeman, president of the Czech Republic, vows to veto legislation that would give same-sex couples the right to hold civil weddings in the country. (Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty)

Czech president Miloš Zeman has said he plans to veto proposed legislation that would give same-sex couples the right to get married in the country. 

The measure, which was drafted by lawmakers across the Czech political spectrum, was submitted to the parliament’s lower house on Tuesday (7 June), the Associated Pressreported.

 

Lawmakers have yet to set a date to debate the proposed same-sex marriage legislation. Yet the country’s president has said he is strongly opposed to the measure and will strike it down should it even land on his desk.

“I’d like to announce that if I really receive such a law to sign I will veto it,” Zeman said.

Miloš Zeman has served as the president of the Czech Republic since 2013. The president is considered a largely ceremonial role as the elected leader has limited executive powers, but he does have a considerable role in political affairs. 

 

Zeman said that the Czech Republic passed a law in 2006 allowing same-sex couples to enter into registered partnerships, but he believed “family is a union between a man and a woman”, “full stop”. 

Czech president Miloš Zeman wears a white button up shirt, red tie and black jacket as he speaks into two grey microphones while tilting his head down
Czech president Miloš Zeman said he believes “family is a union between a man and a woman”, “full stop”. (Getty/Mikhail Svetlov)

The registered partnership gives queer couples in the Czech Republic some rights similar to those of heterosexual married couples, but it stops short of placing same-sex couples on fully equal footing with their heterosexual counterparts.

Same-sex marriage remains illegal in the country because marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman under the Czech Republic’s civil code. 

 

Parliament started debating similar same-sex marriage legislation back in 2018, but the legislation stalled as lawmakers didn’t take a vote before last year’s general election. The measure had to then be re-submitted for debate. 

Lawmakers in the Czech parliament’s lower house can override Zeman’s veto if they can reach a majority vote. 

Miloš Zeman has often espoused anti-LGBTQ+ views in the past. Last June, Zeman said he finds trans people “disgusting” while discussing Hungary’s so-called LGBTQ+ ‘propaganda’ law, which bans any depiction or discussion of queer people in schools, the media and advertising.

 

Zema said he thought people who undergo gender-affirming treatments are “basically committing a crime of self-harm”. 

“Every surgery is a risk, and these transgender people to me are disgusting,” he added. 

Zeman also defended Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán, who has been roundly condemned for rolling back LGBTQ+ rights in the country.

 

The Czech president said Orbán is “not against homosexuals” but is just “against the manipulation” of parents and children in “sex education”.

“I see no reason to disagree with him because I am completely annoyed by the suffragettes, the Me Too movement and Prague Pride,” Zeman said. 

 

6 thoughts on “Czech president Miloš Zeman vows to block same-sex marriages if approved by parliament

    1. Hello Roger. Yes, but why? I do not believe in a supernatural spreader of hate and discontent, but we don’t need to believe in the supernatural to see humans are doing this. So what group or force with money is pushing this anti-LGBTQ+ so hard. Why now. LGBTQ+ equality has been going on for years and never has a coordinated blocking of it been at the top levels of government like this. On or two a year at different levels of government, but now it is at the top levels of a lot of governments. To me that seems very suspicious. Hugs

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      1. Hi Scottie.
        Personally I don’t believe it is money which is pushing the agenda. This is part of the Flaw of Humanity, the tendency to persecute others of a ‘different stripe’. There are a depressingly long list of examples.
        ‘Money’ however is ever opportunist. Thus if someone thinks they can sell a product they will find a customer base. Like selling guns. Or drugs. Or porn. Or barely effective ‘slimming remedies’. Or dire ‘Reality’ shows.
        And of course Money can if shrewd ‘invest’ in a politician, who will do its bidding.
        As I see it Scottie it is always an unhealthy brew of intentions, desires and schemes.

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