Croatians deny LGBT community, defeat marriage referendum by 64%

“Homosexuality is not a choice, hate is a choice”

By Cathy Kristofferson, December 1,2013

A protester's sign reads "Homosexuality is not a choice, hate is a choice" Photo courtesy BBC
A protester’s sign reads “Homosexuality is not a choice, hate is a choice” Photo courtesy BBC

Today, voters in Croatia went to the polls to decide the fate of the country’s anti-gay marriage referendum. They decided by a 64% margin to deny the Croatian LGBT community equality.

The Croatian constitution will now be amended to ban same-gender marriage.

In general, the LGBT community enjoys legal protections including sexual activity, employment, public accommodations, military service.  Public opinion on the other hand, not so much.  Today it was denial of marriage rights. Can an adoption ban be far behind?

Croatia just joined the European Union (EU) this past July.  The EU’s human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks urged Croatia to avoid any action that may discriminate against the country’s LGBT community.  It will curious to see now how this denial of equal rights is viewed by them.

The Catholic group “In the Name of the Family”  drew up the original petition which brought on today’s discriminatory referendum vote.  Their petition received more than 700,000 signatures. 90% of Croatia’s 4.4 million population are Catholic.

Yes, Cardinal Dolan, the Roman Catholic Church’s image as anti-gay is indeed just a caricature…

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8 thoughts on “Croatians deny LGBT community, defeat marriage referendum by 64%

  1. Just how is two men sticking their penises into one another’s fecal holes equivalent to the rainbow? Who came up with that and why is the media promoting it? IN the 21st century, higher morality means you see rainbows when you think of two men ejaculating into one another’s anus. Wow, that is some moral beauty right there.This is absolute filth. Your idea of great moral cause is pretending that two men sticking their sex organs into one another’s fecal hole is something like the rainbow!!! Name one human life that was created by a man ejaculating inside the fecal hole of another man. You tell me that what homos do to one another is biologically or morally equal to real sex involving real sexual organs? That’s like saying creationism is the equivalent of the true science of evolution. It’s like saying a witch doctor is the medical equivalent of a real doctor.

    1. THIS IS THE Publisher – Melanie Nathan responding – To use your analogy let me show you how stupid you are: -‘ Just how is one man sticking his penis into a woman’s vagina or anus’s fecal holes equivalent to LOVE and marriage? Who came up with that? and why is the media promoting it? ‘

      You are an idiot being gay is NOT ABOUT SEX BEING STRAIGHT is not about sex. Its about the relationship between 2 people in love and hopefully the sex is incidental. But to you it seems to be all about SEX. I feel sorry for your wife if that is how you think. So many straight men enjoy anal sex and no one stops them from marriage. It is very very easy for 2 gay people, men or women , to have babies. You see modern science has advanced and made is possible…. its called evolving…evolution. Us gay people do not want to know what you straight people do in your bedroom and you should keep your dirty nose out of what we do in our bedrooms. But we shoould all be allowed to love any person to whom we are attracted. And we should have a right to the same laws. What we do with our sex lives is as incidental as what you do with your sex life. But it seems to me you have no understanding of love or love making and that in your eyes being gay is all about anal sex. Shae on your ignorance. And by the way just in case you really are THAT stupid the rainbow is a symbol for many things. Get a life… and stay out of things you know nothing about …your poor wife – Byw hat you have stated it is clear you think of her as a sex object and not a person to have a relationship with.

      And by the way You do not need to post your comments twice – we moderate them and it takes time to put up .. I had the choice to leave your comment off – but decided to expose your idiocy – the only problem is you hide behind a pseudonym because you are too much of a coward to post under your real name.

    2. There is nothing homosexuals do that heterosexuals do not also do. Do you not kiss? So do we. Do you not embrace in love? So too do we. Oral sex? Yep, us too. Do you hold hands walking down the street with your partner? Well, we’d like to, but risk being abused in the street by hateful people like you.

      As for your preoccupation with anal intercourse and homosexuality, lesbians don’t stick penises into anuses. Come to that, statistically speaking, most anal intercourse is practised by heterosexual couples, and not all gay men prefer it. I’m not surprised with your anal fixation though. Typical of homophobic people who will ignore all our good citizenship, all our achievements, all our contribution to society, and hunt around for some tool you can use to say “gotcha”.

      Sex for procreation is an animal function, whereas sex for love is what makes us human, along with compassion and mutual respect, two qualities you might well consider adopting for yourself. The love expressed between two human beings is a beautiful thing. It’s really sad your mind is so full of fecal matter that you do not presently understand this.

  2. Will this affect their membership of the EU? I hope so. Adoption ban will definitely be next, and this will include separating children from the biological parents as is planned in Russia with a new law on the books for after the Sochi Olympics are over.

    TBH, the EU seems to have been a millstone for Greece, Ireland, Spain and Italy, so maybe Croatia are using this to edge away from EU membership now they’ve realised it means they have to tolerate minorities like LGBT.

    1. And what are those lies? The only lies are those perpetuated by the idiots who dont have a clue about human sexuality and what it means. So you put out myth and it stirs bigotry and you deny people their basic human rights!

    2. Croatians, Russians have been lied to by their church and by their churches. People like them and like you honestly believe:

      1) Homosexuals are made and not born
      2) Homosexuals are predators who are after their children
      3) Homosexuals are out to make the whole straight world into homosexuals
      4) Homosexual orientation is directly caused by immorality
      5) Homosexuality is spread via “propaganda”
      6) Homosexuals can be turned into heterosexuals by persecuting them

      All of these statements are 100% wrong. These are not facts, they are misperceptions, and they are being used as excuses for abuse.

      I am able to enlighten you:

      The American Psychological Association, which has professional membership of over 173,000 has this to say:
      http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sexual-orientation.aspx

      and the University of California:
      http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_mental_health.html

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