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Croatians amend constitution to prevent same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - December 04, 2013

By a 65%-34% margin, voters in Croatia have approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, according to wire service reports.

President Ivo Josipovic and Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic both opposed the amendment.

“This is the last referendum that gives a chance to the majority to strip a minority of its rights,” said Milanovic, a proponent of same-sex unions.

The nation of 4.5 million is 89% Catholic, 4% Orthodox, and 1% Muslim.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Dec. 08, 2013 9:24 PM ET USA

    Great for Croatia. The right decision will prevail. Marriage is between a man and a woman. No amount of double talk about the rights for same sex marriage will change that.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Dec. 04, 2013 1:42 PM ET USA

    Good for them and for their children.

  • Posted by: Defender - Dec. 04, 2013 12:24 PM ET USA

    Bravo. It's nice to see a country not concerned with being PC and actually incorporating Church teachings into their government.

  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Dec. 04, 2013 11:20 AM ET USA

    Now if this was the U.S., the ACLU could jump in and claim a denial of civil rights and have the law declared unconstitutional. Gay marriage is only one tool of breaking down Christianity into the National Socialism envisioned for the entire world. Just why do you think that there are only 4% Orthodox? The Nazis infiltrated the Catholic Church and used Slavic Orthodox as scapegoats to be murdered to join Croatia with Germany and Austria. That is why there continues to be animosity between them

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