Macedonia bans same-sex marriages and civil unions

Jan 21, 2015
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has moved to ban same-sex marriage, as well as making it extremely difficult for any future legislation to allow same-sex civil unions to pass.

The Parliament of Macedonia voted 72-4 yesterday to define marriage as specifically between one man and one woman.

Macedonia bans same-sex marriages and civil unions

The amendment definise marriages as “a life union solely of one woman and one man”, and a second point reads that “legal relations in marriage, family, and civil unions are to be regulated by a law adopted by a two-thirds majority of the total Members of Parliament.”

Comparitively, for same-sex civil unions to pass would require the same majority in Parliament as issues of sovereignty and the functioning of the State.

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