Croatians go to the polls Sunday to vote in referendum on constitutionally defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The referendum is backed by the conservative opposition and Roman Catholic groups.
The Catalan referendum has been closely followed in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Separatist movements are still active here – and their voices are growing louder.
Australia will hold a non-binding postal vote on same sex-marriage in September. The vote is the end-of-the-line compromise from a tired prime minister to a people sick of the debate, as Helen Clark reports from Perth.
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Ireland to protest against the country’s strict abortion law. Until fairly recently, terminations were illegal even if carrying the baby put the life of the mother at risk.
The vote marks a significant progressive milestone for a typically conservative European country. But not everyone on the predominantly Roman Catholic island has welcomed the move.
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