Justice Minister Kristen Michal does not think that IRL’s opposition to the proposed gender-neutral Partnership Act will jeopardize the cooperation between the two parties in coalition.
Michal sent a letter to all four parties in Parliament in early August proposing legislation that would stop differentiating between heterosexual and homosexual couples.
While the coalition’s Reform Party and opposition’s Social Democrats have pledged to support the call for more legal rights to same-sex couples, IRL, a more conservative of the coalition parties, categorically rejects the idea.
According to Michal, the reform is necessary to protect the children of same-sex couples.
Priit Sibul, Secretary General of IRL, told uudised.err.ee that each decision made within the coalition must be discussed and approved by both parties.