Liberal candidate linked same-sex marriage to paedophilia
Gay Marriage May Affect the Election : NPR
The Slovakian Presidential election is going to take place over two rounds on 16th and 30th March There are 13 candidates running for the office, coming from various ideological and professional backgrounds. At the end of this article, you will find the recent polls as well as a comment about the likely outcome of the election. Slovakia is a parliamentary republic, meaning that the role and power of the Presidential office is limited and often seen as rather ceremonial. The President is also able to veto any bill passed by the National Council Parliament , although, this can be overridden if the bill obtains a majority of votes during a second vote. The Presidential election takes place every five years.
Gay marriage poses a dilemma for many Republican candidates
But while nearly every White House hopeful has described themselves as a supporter of this particular issue, each presidential candidate's LGBTQ rights positions differ somewhat. It was only four years ago that a historic Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex marriage across the county. Yet, despite some advances in issues of equality, LGBTQ people continue to face violence and harassment every day.
The Supreme Court's landmark decision that all states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples prompted a flood of responses on Friday morning, including from those eyeing the White House in Reaction from the presidential hopefuls poured in almost immediately after the decision was announced. Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton tweeted just moments after the news broke that she's proud to celebrate the "historic victory. Her fellow Democrat Martin O'Malley said in a statement: "Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that marriage is a human right - not a state right. I'm grateful to the people of Maryland for leading the way on this important issue of human dignity and equality under the law.