Poland votes down same-sex civil unions

The lower house of the Polish parliament Sejm rejected on Friday three bills on civil unions that would have recognized some legal rights for unmarried same-sex couples, dividing liberal minded and conservative members of the ruling party Civic Platform (PO) on a highly contentious issue in a deeply catholic country.

None of the draft laws included provisions that would legalize gay marriage or grant the right of adoption. The bill proposed by Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s PO would have given same-sex couples legal protections including ability to inherit property and tax breaks.

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