Romania moves closer to become Europe’s most homophobic country

Romania’s senate overwhelmingly backed a citizens’ initiative on Tuesday to change the definition of family in the constitution in a nationwide referendum, a move that could make it impossible to legalise same-sex unions in the future.

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The homophobic agenda civil group Coalition for Family, gathered 3 million signatures in 2016, seeking to hold a referendum to amend the constitutional wording to an union strictly between «a man and a woman», from the existing, gender neutral,«spouses».

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A referendum could be held as early as on Oct. 7, the ruling party has said. The government is expected to set a date for the ballot over the coming days.

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