Marriage Referendum in Croatia

Dec. 6, 2013, 11:16 a.m.

Voters in Croatia participated in a referendum on December 1, 2013 to amend the constitution to include a provision stating that marriage is between a man and a women. The referendum followed a petition drive by the Catholic organization “In the Name of the Family,” which collected over 700,000 signatures in favor of the amendment. The referendum passed overwhelmingly, with 946,433 Croatians (66.28 percent) voting in favor, and only 481,534 (33.72) voting against the referendum. Turnout for the referendum was low, with only 37.88 percent (1,436,163) participating in the vote.

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