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Croatia: Ban on same-sex marriage likely to pass

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  1. Brett Gibson 1 Dec 2013, 7:59pm

    A temporary set back. Still, what do you expect from ex Soviet countries? Just look at the state of Russia for crying out loud.

    1. Croatia is not an ex-Soviet country. It is an ex-Yugoslav country, therefore it was never a part of the Eastern Block. On the contrary, it is a deeply Catholic country with strong fascistic elements.

  2. Oliver216 1 Dec 2013, 9:02pm

    Very biased question to start with.

  3. If a referendum had been held amongst voters of the United Kingdom in 1830, the Abolition of Slavery Act of 1833 would never been passed by the British parliament. If this measure is passed by the Croatian parliament then this nation will join Russia as a pariah state of bigotry and shameful ignorance.

    And if this goes ahead it will be the duty of every democratic individual in enlightened nations where same-sex marriage has been legalised such as the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Spain, to boycott the goods and services of this land of the dark ages, and encourage all our family and friends never to visit the towns, cities and resorts of Croatia. They will be no different from South Africa in the 50s to 80s and should be treated accordingly. Justice and freedom usually prevails against dark forces of intolerance, but only if such international pressure is brought to bear. They should also be drummed out of the EU as they will have proved themselves unworthy members.

    Let us hope that the Croatian parliamentarians have the good sense to step back from the abyss of hate.

    1. de Villiers 2 Dec 2013, 9:28am

      > Justice and freedom usually prevails against dark forces of intolerance, but only if such international pressure is brought to bear.

      That is a very Western view. There are plenty of countries in the world where for many, many, many years, the forces of justice and freedom have not prevailed against the dark forces of intolerance. Even the concepts of justice and freedom are tied to the democratic countries of the West.

      In many countries, the situation for freedom and liberty is getting worse rather than better and is likely to continue.

  4. As a turist I have to resign from visiting Croatia. Voting on human rights is a nonsens.

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