Polish MPs reject controversial bill on civil unions

Polish deputies Tuesday rejected proposed legislation to introduce civil unions, a decision welcomed by Poland’s powerful conservatives, who oppose same-sex partnerships, but decried by gay rights campaigners.

As both supporters and opponents of civil unions demonstrated outside parliament, deputies decided not to admit for debate two bills backed by the Palikot Movement and the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), both socially liberal opposition parties.

Robert Biedron, of the Palikot Movement, Poland’s only openly gay deputy, said that Tuesday’s decision showed that the government “doesn’t want to take action.”

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