Local Embassies Welcome the Passage of Gender Neutral Cohabitation Act ({{commentsTotal}})

The United States Embassy in Tallinn. Source: (Photo: Postimees/Scanpix)
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Five embassies have made a joint statement saying that they welcome the decision by the Estonian government to pass its gender neutral domestic partnership bill on Thursday.

The Austrian, British, Spanish, American and Dutch embassies offered their congratulations to Estonia on passing the new gender neutral partnership act.

"The new cohabitation bill will extend important rights and protections to unmarried couples and their families, regardless of their sexual orientation," the statement read.

The Cohabitation Act, which fueled debate and dominated domestic political news for much of the late summer and early autumn, squeaked through in Parliament on Thursday morning with a 40-38 result, and was signed into law by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in the afternoon, exceptionally soon for a law.



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