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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

For weeks now in Croatia there is a public debate (often not really civilized one) about upcoming referendum on December 1st pushed by a group of people who call themselves "In the name of the family" asking from government to change the countries constitution by defining marriage as the union between men and a women. 

This group of people created the whole campaign around their goal and financed by right wing political party and  a part of the catholic church they collected about 700K signatures demanding the referendum for this constitutional change.What this group hasn't been saying to very poorly informed, but unfortunately also many generally uneducated Croatian people is that if this referendum passes, not only that gay couples would not be able to get married but we would also violate their basic human rights, not only according to the constitution, but also in accordance to Croatian's family law and the law addressing the rights of minorities. 

Mind you, there is only 140 officially declared gay couples living together in Croatia, however for some reason, God fearing heterosexual majority is feeling so threaten by them and possibility of their relationship being called a marriage that they decided to spend 47 million Croatian kuna for referendum at the time when many citizens are surviving by digging around the garbage cans to find and sell plastic bottles for food. 

        After years of fitting bloody war for democracy in Croatia many families are destroyed with the loss of their loved ones. Today years later, we are as nation abandoning the sacrifice of the war victims and all they have been fighting for and we are abusing hard earned democracy to diminish and silence our gay friends, soldiers, colleagues, brothers and sisters, Catholics and Croat's basic human rights to be equally in love and happy in their same sex family as we are in our own. 

"I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole."
Morgan Freeman 

Subsequently, I have been recently having long and at times emotional debate about this issue with my friends, family and within interest groups in my Facebook friends network. I don't understand how can anyone dare to decide to take away the right they themselves have to another human being? For me, marriage is a human right, not a heterosexual privilege. Love is a human experience, not a political statement. 

Some of my friends and family members judge me for being loud and outspoken with my opinion on this topic. I don't care. It's important.

 When I see a crowed of majority kicking the one person that is different in the corner, I will still go there and extend my hand to help, no matter how unpopular this might be, no matter if I also get kicked while doing it. It is still worth it. Because maybe, just maybe, another person will come and give us a hand. And another one. And another one.

I am sad when bigots are calling upon Jesus (who had two fathers) and church using God's house and playing with people's beliefs to blackmail and brainwash them to vote against gay persons right to legally be a couple with who they love. Why are you throwing stones at Jesus? You are that superior majority, why don't you protect the minority? Being gay is not a crime and it is not a sin, stop using God to justify your prejudice and hate.

Religion is about loving and respecting one another. You are just looking for an excuse to hate what is different. If we want to get scientific, homosexuality is found in 450 animal species (including humans), homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

"I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. " 
Ellen Degeneres

Some dudes marry dudes. Some chicks marry chicks. Get over it. Being gay is not voluntary, it's not a choice. Hate is. 

Please, please ALL Croatians with common sense and humanity, go and vote AGAINST changing the constitution on December 1st. 

I want to know what itʼs like… 

To have equal opportunity. 

To know full equality. 
To be one humanity.

I want to know what it’s like… 
To be treated equally by my peers. 
To stand alongside every queer… 
On the edge of a new frontier.

A frontier that no one will dictate. 
A frontier where there will be no debate. 
A frontier in which everyone can relate. 
A frontier made up of love and not hate.
I want to know what it’s like… 

To open your eyes so you can see. 
The way this world is supposed to be. 
We arenʼt so different, you & me.

Lyrics source: "I wan't to know what is like"  (video)

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4 fabulous comments

  1. "To know full equality, to be one humanity" - very very nice words and amazing blog and post. True, labels are for clothes, not for humans. It would be so much easier if everybody agreed. Unfortunately, there's a long way to go, to make people understand that we are all humans, without labels. But I have faith that one day it will happen. Such an amazing post, nice to see that intelligent people write intelligent contents! Congratulations, have a great evening! denisesplanet com

    1. Thank you for beautiful comment Denis! <3 I agree, I dream of this kind of world as well and want to help to create it for my kids.


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