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Ahead of the vote, critics warned a change in the constitution would make it nearly impossible for gays and lesbians to win the right to marry in future

Romanian Heterosexual Marriage Referendum Voided by Low Turnout

Romanian election officials say more than 90 percent of those who took part in a national referendum supported defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but the vote was invalidated as too few people cast ballots.

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Liam Neeson Stumps for Legalizing Abortion in Ireland

Irish actor and abortion advocate Liam Neeson has published an open letter in the Irish Independent urging citizens to overturn Ireland’s constitutional amendment that recognizes the right to life of unborn children.

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Howard Jarvis Group Collects 150% Signatures for Gas Tax Repeal

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association (HJTA), which has led California’s “Reject The Gas Tax” ballot initiative, delivered 940,000 signatures to Sacramento Tuesday, far above the required 585,407 valid signatures necessary to qualify the gas tax repeal for the November 2018 ballot.

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Radical Feminists and Christians Unite to Fight Transgender Bathroom Law

“In the #MeToo moment, it is pretty bewildering that this kind of ignorance can still thrive,” she explains. “I’ve got seventeen pages of documentation of women and girls being harmed by men who infiltrated their spaces in the last two years alone,” Triller said. “I stopped counting in July because it was getting so depressing. Voyeurism is an epidemic.”

A man holding a Spanish flag arrives to take part in a demonstration calling for unity in Madrid on October 28, 2017, a day after direct control was imposed on Catalonia over a bid to break away from Spain. Spain moved to assert direct rule over Catalonia, replacing its executive …

Spain Charges 13 Catalan Leaders with Rebellion

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive former regional president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain.

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Melee in Catalonia as Spanish Police Violently Attack Voters

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish riot police smashed their way into Catalan polling stations Sunday to try to halt a disputed referendum on independence, firing rubber bullets and attacking voters who were trying to stop them from confiscating ballots. The daylong melee injured at least 460 civilians and 11 police, authorities said.

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, a Spanish national police officer tries to stop demonstrators protesting outside the main offices of the left wing party CUP in Barcelona, Spain. A confrontation between the central government in Madrid and independence movements in the wealthy northeastern Catalonia region has …

Spain Considers Sedition Charges for Catalan Protesters

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court plans to investigate possible sedition charges for demonstrators who took part in a massive protest against a police crackdown on preparations for an Oct. 1 referendum on the Catalonia region’s independence.

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EXCLUSIVE: Turkish FM: Erdoğan Currently Has a Lot of Power but ‘No Accountability’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan currently wields significant power but “no responsibility,” adding that the upcoming April 16 referendum is designed to change that, during a sit-down interview with Breitbart News at the National Press Club in D.C. on Tuesday.

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Theresa May Rejects Second Scottish Referendum Before Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a “democratic outrage” by Scotland’s nationalist leader.

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Bank of England Backtracks: EU, Not UK, Has Most to Lose from Brexit

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has told MPs that leaving the European Union (EU) is not the biggest threat to financial stability in Britain, and that Brexit actually poses a bigger risk to the continent than it does to the UK.

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Italians Denied Election As Defeated Renzi’s Ally Made Prime Minister

Rome (AFP) – Paolo Gentiloni was named Sunday as Italy’s new prime minister following reformist leader Matteo Renzi’s resignation in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat. Gentiloni, who served as foreign minister under Renzi, was asked by President Sergio

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Reuters: Italy Foreign Minister to Form Caretaker Government

ROME, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the presidential palace on Sunday, in a strong indication that the head of state has chosen him to try to form a new government. Caretaker

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 13: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attends the awards ceremony of the international competition of the Salone Satellite in 2016 during 55th Salone Del Mobile at Rho Fiera on April 13, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Italy PM Renzi Makes Last-Ditch Appeal to Save Referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made a final appeal to citizens Friday, hoping to snatch victory from the hands of defeat in Sunday’s referendum, which will determine whether or not he stays in office.

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Turkey Could Call Referendum on EU Membership Bid

(AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to call a referendum on the future of Turkey’s EU membership bid, while Brussels accuses Ankara of “backsliding” on key commitments.

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Theresa May’s new Cabinet: Brexit Is On!

My first reaction on new British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet appointments: I’m happy, hope you’re happy too… As an ardent Brexiteer, certainly, I feel a lot more optimistic about the future than I did two days when I penned this