Topics: Fascism, Nazism, Italian Fascism Pages: 2 (1046 words) Published: October 26, 2014
Voters in Croatia HYPERLINK http//uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/01/uk-croatia-referendum-idUKBRE9B005V20131201 approved a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union of man and woman, with 66 of votes cast favoring the change. At the same time, Scotlands government HYPERLINK http//www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25003083 appears to be on trackto join neighbors England and Wales, which legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year. O HYPERLINK http//www.ifop.com/media/poll/2255-1-study_file.pdf nline pollconducted by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) found majorities in several Western European countries in favor of marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples, with those in the Netherlands (85), Germany (74), Belgium and Spain (71 each) expressing the most support. In Scotland, the percentage of people who favor same-sex marriage has increased from 41 to 61 , according to the latest HYPERLINK http//www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/355716/0120166.pdf Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. Meanwhile, Croatians are not the only Eastern Europeans who oppose same-sex marriage. Apoll takenby the Levada Public Opinion Center found that 85 of Russian adults say they are opposed to allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. Relatively few in Poland (21) and Hungary (30) express support for same-sex marriage, according to an online Reuters/Ipsos poll, which also asked about views on legal recognition other than marriage. In both countries, significant percentages support some kind of legal recognition for same-sex couples (39 in Poland and 21 in Hungary), while 24 of Poles and 26 of Hungarians oppose same-sex marriage or any kind of legal same-sex unions. More than half of the worlds HYPERLINK http//www.pewforum.org/2013/07/16/gay-marriage-around-the-world-2013/ countries that allow same-sex marriageare in Western or Northern Europe including the Netherlands and Belgium, which were the first two countries to approve such...
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