Slovakia: Referendum to strengthen ban on same-sex marriage fails

  • A referendum in Slovakia aimed at strengthening a ban on same-sex marriage has failed following a low turnout.

    Less than 22% of the people eligible to vote participated in the referendum, falling far short of the 50% needed for the ballot to be valid.

    Voters had to answer three questions, including whether a marriage could only be between a man and a woman. 

    Gay rights activists had urged people to boycott the vote.


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