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.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said the country will hold a vote on liberalizing its restrictive abortion laws at the end of May. Thousands of Irish women currently travel abroad for abortions every year.
Results of a two-month nationwide survey show a majority of the public supports lifting a ban on same-sex marriage. The result is set to intensify a divisive debate about how to enshrine marriage equality into law.
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.
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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