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Romania might soon hold referendum on definition of family

The ruling coalition from the Romanian Government decided that the referendum on the constitutional amendments will be held this autumn. The decision is a response to the request of religious organizations that ...

by Dollores Benezic

The ruling coalition from the Romanian Government decided that the referendum on the constitutional amendments will be held this autumn. The decision is a response to the request of religious organizations that gathered 3 million signatures for this purpose. The Senate approval is still needed, and then Romanians will vote on whether marriage should be allowed only between a man and a woman. The opponents of the referendum say it is only aimed at shifting public attention from other important topics such as recent amendments of laws in the field of justice and unpopular economic measures.