Europe: Thousands March in Rome, Zagreb for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on June 16th, 2013

Gay RightsMarchers in both Italy and Croatia called for marriage equality on Saturday, as the Global Post reports. In Rome:

In Rome, gay, lesbian and transgender activists and sympathisers, dancing on floats to electronic music and waving rainbow flags, held up signs reading “In France I can now get married, when in Italy?” “People’s rights cannot be negotiated. Rome will become the capital of rights. There have been too many attacks in the last few years, too many tragedies of loneliness,” the city’s new centre-left mayor Ignazio Marino said.

In Croatia:

A similar march took place in Zagreb, a day after Croatia’s parliament received a petition signed by one-fifth of the country’s voters seeking a referendum that could rule out same-sex marriage. “We have to show that we love Croatia where we live, but it also has to show that it loves all its citizens,” Marko Jurcic, one of the organisers told the rally at a downtown square after an hour-long march. “For Marriage Equality” read a giant pink banner carried at the head of a column of the Gay Pride marchers, escorted by special police who were however less visible than in previous years.

“Croatia’s parliament received a petition signed by one-fifth of the country’s voters seeking a referendum that could rule out same-sex marriage.” Seriously? That’s an amazing number – anyone hear anything else about this part?

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