Georgian President blocks referendum on constitutional gay marriage ban

The Georgian President has shot down a proposed referendum on a new constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. A petition calling for the referendum in the country had gathered 200,000 signatures. However, in a press conference this week, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili flatly rejected the proposal to hold a referendum that would constitutionally define marriage as

Georgia Prime Minister calls for constitutional ban on equal marriage

At the end of March, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili introduced an amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in the constitution. The amendment allegedly purports to avoid “misinterpretation” of an anti-discrimination bill which was introduced at the same time. This bill would address remaining legal gaps in anti-discrimination legislation,

New Georgian President: “government must never allow discrimination”

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the winner of a landslide vote on Sunday to elect the country’s next President, believes that “the objective of a democratic state is to protect the rights of every citizen.” In a written response to a series of questions posed by the voter information website, Margvelashvili outlined his views on various issues,