Vote in Roman Catholic stronghold Slovakia on curbing gay rights fails due to low turnout

February 7, 2015 10:45 PM

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – A nationwide referendum on restricting gay rights in Slovakia has failed to produce a legally binding result after the required number of eligible voters did not turn out.

In Saturday's vote, Slovaks were asked whether they agree to three points: that marriage can only be called a union between a man and a woman; that same-sex partners must be barred from adopting children; and that it's up to parents to decide whether their children receive sex education.

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