Estonia becomes first ex-Soviet state to vote to legalise same-sex marriage
Country’s president Alar Karis is expected to approve the legislation
Estonia’s parliament approved same-sex marriage, overcoming opposition led by the far-right to make the Baltic nation the first former Soviet republic to legalise such partnerships.
Lawmakers approved the marriage-equality law after Prime Minister Kaja Kallas’s ruling coalition called a series of confidence votes to break a stand-off with the opposition. The blockade was led by the ultranationalist EKRE party, which attacked the legislation as anathema to the traditional family model.
President Alar Karis is expected ...