Estonia considers moving towards same-sex marriage

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06/01/2023

Estonia might become the first post-Soviet Union country that has same-sex marriage. Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has tabled a bill to legislate marriage for gay couples. The parliament will debate the content of the bill in the coming weeks. The Riigikogu (parliament) passed the bill in the first reading. For Kaja Kallas, the first female prime minister of the country, this marriage reform was an election promise. The country already knows a law for registered partnership from 2014. But the government thought this was not enough, since this partnership still leaves some legal uncertainty. Above that, the gay community feels that only marriage guarantees full equality.

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