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Referendum against gay marriage in Romania fails by abstention

During the weekend (6 and 7th Oct) in Romania, the referendum destined to forbid gay marriage has failed due to the low adherence, not getting the 30% votes needed to be validated or even considered.

The referendum, approved on the 12th of September, came to be from a “citizenship initiative” by the Orthodox Church, who affirmed to have recollected over three million signatures from around the
country. The country of Romania has around nineteen million people.

“We didn’t get to fulfil our objective this time, we will get it the next one”, expressed Mihai Gheorghiu, chairman of the Family Coalition.

Not only the LGBT community, but also other civil rights organizations in Romania helped boycott this referendum.

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