Tag Archives: Macedonia

Macedonia Bans Same-Sex Marriage

Yesterday Macedonia’s legislature overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and made it more difficult to legalize civil unions in the future. The amendment defines that “marriage shall be a life union solely of one woman and one man.” Furthermore, point two reads that “legal relations in marriage, family, and civil unions are to be regulated by a law ...

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MACEDONIA: Hooded Mob Trashes LGBT Center In Nation’s Capital Of Skopje

Via Balkan Insight: Around 20 hooded hooligans tried to wreck the second birthday party of the centre for support of the LGBT community on Thursday in Skopje, vandalizing the “Damar” cafe in the Old Bazaar area, where the event took place. A woman was injured after the hooligans threw a bottle at her head. Witnesses said the attack only lasted ...

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Macedonia To Ban Gay Marriage

Via the Associated Press: Macedonia’s parliament has agreed to consider proposed constitutional amendments to effectively ban gay marriage and impose limits on public debt. Lawmakers agreed Wednesday to begin the amendment process proposed by the governing conservatives, who with their political allies already have the two-thirds majority of seats needed to approve the changes after winning a landslide election victory ...

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Eurovision: Macedonia’s Esma & Lozano

Esma Redžepova is called the “Queen Of Gypsy Music.”  I guess we’d call this gypsy-disco. I don’t hate this, mostly because it’s different from this year’s avalanche of schlocky English-language power pop entries.

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Eurovision: Macedonia’s Vlatko Ilievski

Officially competing as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia due to a long-running dispute over Greece’s region with the same name. Rusinka is Macedonian for “Russian girl.”

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EU Warns Applicants: Support For LGBT Rights Is Mandatory For Membership

The European Parliament has reaffirmed its policy that EU member states must support LGBT rights. Turkey, Macedonia, and Croatia are moving closer to admission, but all three continue to violate the EU’s requirements. The three candidate countries were reminded that the protection of all minorities is a non-negotiable condition to access the European Union. “I am happy that our amendments ...

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