Yesterday a large majority of Croatians, 65%, voted in a referendum to ban the so-called “gay marriage” and the result means that Croatia’s constitution will be amended accordingly. The left-liberal Croatian prime minister commented on the outcome of the referendum in a rather odd way (well, in a truly leftlib way): “this is the last referendum that gives a chance to the majority to strip a minority of its rights.” It’s really revealing how the so-called “left liberals” think about democracy, isn’t it?
Why is this news relevant on this blog? Because Croatia will join Hungary among those European countries whose constitutions define marriage “as a union between a man and a woman”. Well done, Croatia! BTW, I highly doubt Croatia will be attacked because of this so much as Hungary was when the new Constitution in 2011 put things right regarding what marriage is meant to be.
Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine ban same-sex “marriage” in their constitutions, while Albania, Armenia, Azeribaijan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Gibraltar, Greece, Gurnsey, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Turkey and Vatican don’t recognize any legal form for same-sex relationships but they don’t have constitutional bans. Hungary recognizes a kind of legal form, which is not “marriage”, similarly to Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
In contrast, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden legally recognize the so-called “same-sex marriage”. England and Wales will join this absolutely backwards social trend in 2014.
I’m glad that, unlike Western, Southern and Northern Europe, at least Central and Eastern Europe stands firmly in the way of social decadence and decay by calling a spade a spade. But, as the list above shows, the war isn’t lost in Western and Northern Europe either. Though possibly only Muslims becoming a majority will restore normality in this question in these countries. 😦
- Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe (wikipedia.org)
- Croatians vote to ban gay marriage (theguardian.com)
- Croatians Vote To Ban Same-Sex Marriage (eurasiareview.com)
- Croatians vote to ban same-sex marriage (telegraph.co.uk)