Croatia: Ban on same-sex marriage likely to pass
In a blow for same-sex marriage advocates in Croatia, early vote results from a referendum indicate that the country will ban same-sex marriage.
The question on the referendum asked: “Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?”
More than 700,000 people signed the recent petition to change the constitution to define marriage as “the lifelong union of a woman and a man.”
In early results from the referendum, around two-thirds of voters said they agreed with a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
The BBC reports that a government official said that around a quarter of votes had been voted and verified.
Zagreb, Split, and several other large urban areas had not yet returned their results.
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A statement from the organisation read: “It is time for Croatia to decide if it wants to build a democratic country where every person is respected and a society where happiness of all people matters, or a country which wants to anchor discrimination in its main law.
“Vote for human rights, respect and happiness for all. Say no to discriminatory constitutional amendment.
“Glasaj protiv (vote against) this Sunday!”
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