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Citizens of the Republic of Croatia Vote to Preserve Marriage

 

As reported by Reuters [emphasis added]:

Dubrovnik, CroatiaCroats voted overwhelmingly in favour of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on Sunday, a move initiated by Roman Catholic groups but criticised by opponents as discrimination against homosexuals.

Almost 66 percent of those who voted in the referendum in the new European Union member [nation] endorsed the initiative, launched by the Catholic group "In the Name of the Family", according to preliminary results on Sunday night....

Despite the usual cries from the left that this vote evinces an animus against gay and lesbian persons, the reasoning for those supporting the initiative is the same common-sense value system that has led to marriage victories in so many states here in America:

Ballet dancer Sanja Grgic said: "I have nothing against gay people, I have many gay friends, but I voted in favour because I think children should grow up in a family that has a mother and a father."

Read the rest of the report here.