By Czech News Agency
Slovak liberals are calling for the separation of church and state, talks on treaties with the Vatican, and a discussion of registered partnership following the failed referendum Saturday on the so-called protection of the traditional family, Czech daily Právo writes today.
Only 21.4 percent of voters took part in the referendum, while 50 percent is required for a plebiscite to be valid.
According to the results, most of the participants expressed themselves against child adoption by homosexuals, for the term of marriage exclusively applying to a union between a man and a woman, and against the compulsory attendance of lessons on sexual education and euthanasia.
The liberals say the 21 percent turnout in the referendum has refuted the myth of a conservative Slovakia, Právo writes.
It writes that Richard Sulík, chairman of the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party, has said the plebiscite showed that the influence of the Catholic Church in Slovakia is much weaker than it may have seemed.
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