December 1, 2013

Are you one of those people who think it's so obvious: Brak = Žena + Muškarac?

"We want to show clearly that the majority of people in Croatia is convinced that marriage is only a union between a man and a woman... And that all the rights pertaining to marriage can only be part of a union between a woman and a man," said Zelja Markic, head of the citizens' group "In the Name of the Family."
The conservative bloc said it's a matter of having "a Croatia in which same-sex couples cannot adopt children," Markic said in an interview with the Catholic paper "Glas Koncila." This would go against Croatian culture, identity and values, she said....

Numerous left-wing organizations including those representing women and gays, along with peace and rights groups are alarmed by the initiative....

[T]he referendum will "open the gate wide to further constitutional changes" and that "human rights in Croatia will be threatened in the long term," Jelena Berkovic from "Citizens Vote Against" said. "We want to protect and advance human rights in Croatia. And that means above all protecting the rights of minorities."

7 comments:

Deirdre Mundy said...

Squirrel!!! What are you trying to distract us from, Ann? The Obamacare website's failure? Or something more sinister?

Marc said...

"The groups fear a worsening social climate in Croatia, which until now been relatively tolerant compared to other countries in Southeast Europe. According to gay rights group Liga LGBTI, Croatia is ranked 13th out of 49 European countries in its treatment of homosexuals...."

"Until now". Those people-- the Liga LGBTIs of the world-- won't be happy until the revolution is completed. What comes after, I wonder.

YoungHegelian said...
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YoungHegelian said...

Gosh, why, oh, why would conservative Catholics have anything to fear from easygoing, tolerant, gay rights activists?

St. George said...

I've always loved that Croatian pop tune "Muskarac Love."

It was performed at the White House for Henry Kissinger.

Paco Wové said...

Croatians back same-sex marriage ban in referendum

Sam L. said...

The Horror! Teh horror...

El Bummer on The Huge Manatee!