Slovak turnout too slim to strengthen ban on gay marriage

February 8, 2015 2:34 AM

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Slovak turnout too slim to strengthen ban on gay marriage

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovak conservatives did not turn out anywhere near the 50 percent of voters needed on Saturday to approve a referendum that would have strengthened the country's ban on marriages and child adoptions by same-sex couples, voting numbers showed.

Votes counted from 99.9 percent of the central European country's voting districts showed turnout of just 21.4 percent, the statistics office said, well below expectations.

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