The status of "the closest person" gives the right of refusal to testify against the partner.The term "partner" is not specified whether he/she has to be of different sex.On , the SLD presented a draft law on registered partnership, which will regulate the relationship of same-sex and opposite-sex unmarried couples. Agnieszka Pomaska, Deputy Secretary General of the PO declares that it is time to hold discussions about the legal legitimize informal relationships, both heterosexual and homosexual and that PO is open to talk about Registered Partnerships.Nevertheless, the bill is still in the Sejm and pass procedures to parliamentary debate.
In 2008 a new fourth bill on registered partnerships was being prepared by opposition Alliance of the Democratic Left.
Krzysztof Tyszkiewicz, Spokesman of the Parliamentary Club of the Civic Platform party (PO) declared that PO would support proposed by the SLD Bill on registered partnership agreement, but only after the parliamentary elections in October 2011.
However, after receiving the petition in favor of the registered partnership agreement bill, signed with 23,500 people, Speaker Schetyna declared that is likely to submit the bill to the first reading into the Parliament after 10 July 2011 (parliamentary session on 26–29 July). In its comments, the Court undermines the legitimacy of further work on this bill, because of the numerous legal deficiencies.
On January 2010 the opposition SLD), in consultation with Gay and Lesbian organisations is preparing a new draft law on registered partnerships.
The new bill will be modeled on the same one approved the Senate in 2004 and similar to the French Pacte civil de solidarité (PACS) law.