LGBT group criticises Croatia for equal marriage ban: ‘Human rights can’t be subjected to majority vote’
European LGBT rights group ILGA-Europe, has heavily criticised the decision of Croatian voters to choose to ban same-sex marriage in a referendum yesterday, and also came down on MPs for allowing the vote to even take place.
ILGA said it regretted that out of 151 MPs in Croatia, 104 allowed the referendum to take place.
Gabi Calleja, Co-Chair of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board, said:
“We are seriously concerned by the fact that opponents to equality for all are using democratic tools to impose majority views on the rights of minority groups.
“We believe human rights and issues concerning minority groups cannot and should not be subjected to the popular vote in the first place.
“In a democracy, elected officials have a clear responsibility to safeguard human rights of everyone and not to allow democratic tools to be abused to restrict the rights of minority groups.”
urned their results.
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