“Homosexuality is not a choice, hate is a choice”
By Cathy Kristofferson, December 1,2013
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…