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Romania: Epic Fail For Haters As Anti-Marriage Equality Referendum Fails To Garner Enough Votes

Anti-LGBT forces sought to write a permanent same-sex marriage ban into the country's constitution, but failed on an epic level when only 20% of registered voters turned out.

Anti-LGBT forces sought to write a permanent same-sex marriage ban into the country’s constitution, but failed on an epic level when only 20% of registered voters turned out.

The referendum needed at least 30% participation in order to be considered valid.

Opponents had encouraged voters to boycott the referendum.

Even though the Romanian Orthodox Church supported the constitutional revision, the church failed to mobilize its followers.

The Romanian Constitutional Court ruled last month that gay couples should have the same rights as all families.

In June 2018, the European Union’s high court ruled that member nations must grant residency rights to LGBT couples legally married in other EU countries after a Romanian national sued to bring his American husband to Romania.

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 14 of the 28 EU member nations.

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