We need to open our doors, have a more positive attitude, and show that we do not bite. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Retrieved 14 June Considering these contradictions, a brief historical, social and legal analysis on this reality in Czech Republic could help reflect on and find answers to the question of whether we talk about tolerance, or rather indifference towards gay rights and equality. Archived from the original on 4 March From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A poll presented at Prague Pride revealed that one tenth of gays, lesbians and bisexuals have been physically attacked over their sexual orientation in the Czech Republic.
Living in a country rife with indifference may have put gay Czechs in a worse situation than homosexuals in neighbouring countries:
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In Junethe Constitutional Court struck down a ban which forbade people living in registered partnerships from adopting children as individuals. Singles and lesbian couples are unable to legally access IVF treatments in the country. Legal since as Czechoslovakiaage of consent equalized in Views Read Edit View history. Cyprus, Latvia and Russia saw similar results. The Czech Republic has granted "persons living in a common household" inheritance and succession rights in housing,   as well as hospital and prison visitation rights similar to married heterosexual couples. He is now trying to form a new cabinet with the center-left Social Democrats that would also need the backing of the Communist party.
There is still a large space for improvement both in legal and social terms. All proposals were rejected untilwhen the registered partnership law had finally passed. Seeing the disapproval the University of Chicago study revealed manifested in Czech society motivated Walek to organize Prague Pride Gay couples were granted important privileges. However, Maxfield has also seen discrimination in the four years he has lived in Prague.