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It’s being seen as a step forward for gay rights in the deeply conservative and homophobic Eastern European country – although it falls far short of marriage equality, and the measure is facing stiff opposition from social conservatives.
Pawel Kowalski from Mazovia, Poland, interviewed by Pinknews.co.uk said: “I don’t understand why two people should not be able to marry and live a happy life without being subject to political debate”.
Mr Kowalski added: “Civil partnerships will fit with one group of people, but marriage is an option for others – and we should be able to choose which is best for us as gay Polish citizens”.
Article 18 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland currently defines marriage as a union of a man and a woman. Pinknews.
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