ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

Romania Marriage Poll: Referendum to Ban Gay Unions Fails

10/08/2018 | BBC

A referendum to establish a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Romania has failed – after only a fifth of voters bothered to turn out. Romanians were being asked whether they wanted the constitution changed to specify that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. But just 20.4% of eligible voters cast ballots – short of the 30% needed. The result may come as a surprise, as a poll on Friday indicated support for the change was as high as 90%. Mihai Gheorghiu, president of the pro-referendum Coalition for Family, told the BBC ahead of the vote they were trying “to protect, at a constitutional level, the definition of marriage – between one woman and one man”.

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