He was nominated for his statement foreseeing the future world in which LGBTI people will have equal rights: “They will decide on the lives of other people, their professions, careers – and this has always ended up in dictatorships in history, and sometimes even with mass murders,” the SITA newswire quoted him as having said.
Roman-Catholic priest Marián Kuffa who ended up second explained how he sees a same-sex partnership: “These are not just ordinary murderers but I say these are mass murderers; this is a genocide of our nation!”
Apart from him and Chromík, the recent nominations included also MPs who inserted the definition of “marriage as a unique bond between a man and a woman” into the Slovak Constitution. Tennis player Karin Habšudová, in an advertisement for the referendum, explained what family means to her: “For me, family means cohabitation, or a relationship, or a bond, or ehm, something like that, of two people – one man and one woman.”
The poll has been organised on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia – May 17 – by the non-governmental organisations Human Rights Institute / Inštitút ľudských práv (IĽP) and Rainbow Slovakia / Dúhové Slovensko. More than 2,600 people voted in it, with this number increasing each year, SITA wrote.
15. Jul 2015 at 14:19 | Compiled by Spectator staff