With public sentiment in favor of gay unions, and with the recent vote in the Czech Parliament to overturn a Presidential veto of the new civil partnerships law, we thought that July 1, the day the new law went into effect, would be a big day of celebration that kicks off a “frisky summer” of gays registering their unions. In fact only three couples reigstered on the first day, and none of those couples lived in Prague, the largest city.
We suspect that many gay couples were not eager to put their relationship into the spotlight and will take advantage of civil unions after the media circus has died down a bit. Still, only three couples? It’s a rather disappointing turn-out, but we are happy that the Czech Republic now has another gay attraction besides Bel Ami.