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Croatia Says No to Gay Marriage

CroatiaSame-sex marriage will not be legal in Croatia after 25% of the nations eligible voters voted in favour of having marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman in the Croatian constitution on Sunday…

Only 12.5% of voters in the country were against Sunday’s referendum, handing victory to the initiative “In the name of the family”, who earlier gathered more than 750,000 signatures in a petition in support of amending the constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and women. Only 37.85% of eligible voters in Croatia turned up to the polls to vote on Sunday, with the vote count 65% in favour of having marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman, and 33% against. Same-sex marriage is currently legal in just 15 countries in the world. Nearly 90 percent of Croatians are Roman Catholics.

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