A large majority of Irish voters supported a proposal to amend the country’s constitutional provision banning abortion in most circumstances – ending the most restrictive abortion law still at place in the European Union.
During the last two weeks, alarming video footage spread all around the world showing Spanish policemen beating up peaceful Catalans participating in a referendum that was deemed to be unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Spain.
The Hungarian government has unleashed a xenophobic hate campaign ahead of the refugee referendum on October 2. Twenty-two NGOs are urging citizens to reject the government's fearmongering and invalidate the referendum.
Ireland will go to the polls on May 22 to vote on opening up marriage rights to same-sex couples. If the vote passes, Ireland will be the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by a popular vote.
Slovaks are anticipating a controversial referendum on February 7, when they will be deciding on gay marriage rights, gay adoption rights and the inclusion of sex education and the euthanasia debate in schools.