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    Croatia Votes on Gay Marriage Ban

    Croatian gay rights activists hold signs reading "Stop fascism" and "I vote against" as hundreds march in downtown Zagreb during a protest escorted by police on November 30, 2013 on the eve of a constitutional referendum that could outlaw same-sex marriage in the EU's newest member state. More than 1,000 people braved the cold and rainy weather to gather in a square in conservative and mainly Catholic Croatia for a protest march against the vote, which they see as discriminatory. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sigh. Croatian voters went to the polls Sunday to vote on a controversial measure that will define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Hundreds of gay rights supporters marched against it on Saturday in Zagreb, but a poll by broadcaster HRT indicated that 59 percent of Croatians support the measure and just 31 percent are against.  About 90 percent of Croatians are Roman Catholic, and the Church has strongly urged voting for the referendum.

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