by Hilary White
ZAGREB, December 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A majority of Croatian voters said no in yesterday’s referendum to the implementation of “gay marriage” in their country. 65.8 percent said “yes” to the referendum question: “Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?” The result, which also received support from 104 out of 151 parliamentarians, means that the country’s constitution must now be amended to exclude the possibility of gay “marriage.”
The referendum has thrown up a major roadblock against the advance of the homosexualist lobby’s agenda in this country, which is nearly 90 percent Catholic.
Croatia's parliament buildings.The referendum has thrown up a major roadblock against the advance of the homosexualist lobby’s agenda in this country, which is nearly 90 percent Catholic.
In 2003, parliamentarians included “sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression” in the list of grounds for illegal discrimination and recognised “unregistered cohabitation.” In 2009, the same Anti-discrimination Act was amended to include the “right” of a citizen to change his legal gender. Currently, legal changes are being considered that would create recognised “life partnerships,” open to “all genders,” with a bill expected to be introduced by the middle of December.
The grassroots group “In the Name of the Family,” which brought forward the referendum question with a petition of over 750,000 signatures, had an uphill climb against the recently elected leftist government, who attempted to block it.