Thousands March In Romanian Capital’s Pride Parade | 6/22/2019 | Staff
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BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Thousands of people joined a LGBT pride march in Bucharest on Saturday, nearly a year after Romania held a failed referendum to ban same sex marriage.

Socially conservative Romania, which decriminalized homosexuality in 2001, decades after its neighbors, bars marriage and civil partnerships for same sex couples.

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On Saturday, roughly 10,000 people braved rain showers and marched the length of Bucharest’s iconic Calea Victoriei, dancing and waving rainbow flags. Organisers said the march was larger than last year’s pride parade.

“I am here for equality, I want to be allowed to live my life,” said Alina, 23.

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Smaller pride marches were held in other cities this year.

Last year, a civil society group secured signatures for a vote aimed at preventing gay couples from winning the right to marry in...
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