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.Visit their Facebook page.