The Vote in Romania to Ban Same Sex Marriage has a Low Turn-Out

The Vote in Romania to Ban Same Sex Marriage has a Low Turn-Out
The Vote in Romania to Ban Same Sex Marriage has a Low Turn-Out

LGBT right campaigners are known to have hailed the failure of the referendum in order to ban same-sex marriage in Romania as the victory against the hate speech. However, not much people turned out in to vote in this referendum that have asked the voters to redefine the constituencies in order to specify that marriage is only going to take place in between women and men.

About 21.08% of voters are known to have cast their votes as per the national news agency of Romania. The referendum needed 30% turnout or more than 5 million people casting the ballot in order to be valid. The vote on Saturday and Sunday had been prompted by the petition which started by the civil society group known as Coalition for the Family which had been signed by more than 3 million Romanians.

The organization describing the members as highlighting the traditional and Christian values argued that the constitutional change is required in order to preserve marriage and also for defending the family.

The LGBT rights campaigners had welcomed the result. The Romanians have rejected being divided and they have started hating each other. It is a victory for the democracy of Romania and they have rejected the involvement of this Orthodox Church in the secular affairs of the state as mentioned by Vlad Viski, from MozaiQ, the LGBT rights group.

It is believed that the politicians should legalize the civil partnership for the same sex couple. Social Democratic Party’s deputy secretary general, Codrin Stefanescu has accused the opposition about driving a boycott of this referendum. It is a failure on the part of the Romanians and also of Romania in general. It is a crucial issue and two wasn’t enough for the promotional campaign. There should have been more debates says Codrin Stefanescu.