Over 2,600 same-sex couples have entered into registered partnerships in the Czech Republic since the law was enacted eleven years ago.

The law on registered partnerships came into effect on July 1, 2006, when Czech Parliament approved a law allowing same-sex partners to live in an officially registered partnership and have rights to inheritance and health care similar to those enjoyed by heterosexual married couples.

Registered partnerships have a much lower divorce rate than regular marriages. Since the law came into effect only 14.5 percent of registered partnerships have been divorced, while in the case of regular marriages, the rate is about 50 percent.

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