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Popular Gay Band The XX To Sue Croatian Hate Group For Using Their Music In Anti-Gay Ad

Leave it to an imbecilic anti-gay hate group to accidentally steal music from one of the world's most popular bands, The XX (with two out of three openly gay members), to use in a homophobic commercial. 

In the Name of the Family, a Christian anti-gay hate group in Croatia, is being sued for using the British band's song "Intro" in a new commercial supporting a ban on marriage equality, which is up for referendum in the country on December 1. 

According to Gay Star News, a representative for the band sent a letter to members of the Croatian Parliament for advice on moving forward with a lawsuit. "Management are looking to pursue this. Obviously the band are completely at odds with what the movement stands for and want to take appropriate action," reads part of the letter. 

The XX is quite popular in Croatia, actually, and performed at the Terraneo Festival in 2012.

(Source: Gay Star News)

 

 

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they are pathetic homophobic group that should be erased as soon as possible...

I am not gay and therefore this referendum does not affect me directly. However, I care about its outcome. There is a law which very clearly states what this referendum is trying to confirm. We are spending several million kunas because a group of close-minded individuals decided to be determined enough in showing the gays in Croatia their place. When the leaders of this initiative say they are simply pro-democracy, this is very true. But Croatian society is highly closed-minded and has to change. They know this very well. There is so much violence towards the gay population in Croatia it makes me sad. These are things that the initiative does not speak of. Homosexuality is not a CHOICE, just like heterosexuality isn't. And gay people in Croatia are just people who happen to be attracted to same sex. They should not be marginalized, it is only one aspect of who they are, just like we have people with blue eyes, green eyes, black hair, red hair... Freedom and love for everyone. 

One guy here said how he is living in Nederlands and he is against gay marriage in  Croatia... ROFLMAO...... Living in  Nederlands, but  he is still  bothered with  croatian  crap... Living in  Nederlands,  in  a country where gay marriage and adoption of children is legal... That is insane, if i would live in  a country like  Nederland i  would not give a  damn  for Croatia and  bunch of crap  which is going on here on  daily bases.. and if it is so  bad for  poor him in  that nederland, in  that baaaaaaaaaad country, where he is so  stigmatizied by being white,  chatolic str8  male from  balcans,  he  can  always get back  home... but he does not... so i  guess it is not so  bad for poor him there... actually i  am pretty sure  he lives better than  half of croats in  croatia,  who  got no idea will  they be able to provide food to  their  children  tomorrow in t heir own country.. but  yeah lets fight  over gay marriage,  that will  solve all   country problems and croatia will  become new switzerland.....

and yeah i will  vote PROTIV and i  am   str8.... and i know my english  is crap  and it does not bother me.. majority of people can understand the point of my comment...

I live in the Netherlands and I care. 
Because this is something which is not just about gay people, or straight people, or families, or just Croatia.
It's about human, it's about society in general, it's about love, it's about freedom.

I hope Croatia will vote for love and freedom, for everybody and everywhere.

I did understand your comment's main argument and your English is great, not perfect, but neither is mine, so don't sell yourself too short ;). With that said, thanks for the comment, you inspire me. 

D. 

Lol otišli ste u tolku krajnost da se na stranoj stranici prepirete oko nebitnih problema. Jedini problem u ovom svemu je taj šta se ljudi sve više i više mrze, a to triba spriječit. ajte ča . država je u dugovima, a tolke pare daje za taj referendum. i to šta neko će zaokružit za ne znači da mrzi homoseksualce već ima pravo na svoj izbor. ko šta i oni imaju. prema tome....

And being a gypsy in Croatia is easy? nemoš uspoređivat s cigane s kinezima i bla bla, nekako su mi kinezi civilizirani, i ne čeprkaju po novčanicima, torbama, psuju i pljuju te jer im ne daš kunu. to u parizu neš vidit. šta tip kaže, lakše je bit ovde cigan, nego u Francuskoj. provjereno. 
no dakle, sve je blesavo na svoj način, a opet sve dobro. prikinite kritizirat sve oko sebe, malo sebe pogledajte. nećete ništa prominit u ovoj državi baljezganjem. jedino šta možete prominit ste vi.  mwa mwa
And excuse me, I'm not sorry for writing on Croatian, I don't even think that someone would like to read this bull**it :* take care, stay well :)

Great to see the tolarant voices like those of the mother. The issue about 'democracy' here: The system is not created to vote on issues like who may marry who, and who may sleep with who, and who may abort children and who may not. Basic human rights are not to be tested against religious morals. The LGBT community is not forcing anything upon the 'Christians' or anti-gay people. They are just saying: "Hey, don't ban our right to get married some day, like you guys can." If the "Against/Protiv" side wins, nothing will change for heterosexual Christians personally. Absolutely nothing. You can still marry your heterosexual other, without anybody saying "No, you can't, because your relationship/love is less worth than mine!" Bringing old-Yugoslavian and even freaking ''Commuinist" politics into this discussion is absolutely not relevant. The fact that you dó think it is relevant, only shows that you have been brainwashed by the people with hunger for power, which they use to split people up, They play with our basic human emotions of pride, nationalism and they will twist and turn history and make it somehow applicable to even such a personal 'bedroom' issue as marriage. Stop falling for that. This is why we have war every 50 years.
 

 Just vote "Against" or don't vote at all, because like I said: you will not be affected by it anyways.
 

My understanding of the referendum in Croatia is that traditional Croats DO NOT support any changes to the traditional viewing of the institute of marriage in terms of opening it for homosexual partners. They see it as a threat to the set of traditional values they have been living by for centuries. It is absolutely sensational that they are denied the right to defend the present legal situation (by asking the government to make it a provision of the Constitution) by the agnostic, intellectual and urbane part of the society who hardly share any traditional (and mostly rural) bits of the Croatian culture at all. It should be pointed out that they only view the term "religious" as a  derogatory one, standing for "out", "bigoted", or "obsolete". In this sense, urbane culture will acclaim a gay politician for his "courage" to come out. As opposed to that, an admittedly religious politician is instantly dead meat regardless of what he has to say.  Therefore, little room is given for any reasonable argument between these two sides on realistic issues that gay marriages might cause in reality. The blame for the situation naturally goes to the intellectually superior side, as they should be natural keepers of democratic communication standards. To me, it is unfortunate that neither of the two groups speaks the language of the other side.

The referendum is not about reducing any existing gay rights no matter what you may have heard or read, but about making it legally clear that some traditional values should not be tampered with for a number of potential implications, each of which is sensitive enough to deserve much greater focus than allegedly violated human rights, and also be carefully considered (and piloted, if you ask me) prior to any "revolutionary" changes (mind the inverted commas).

I don't see that Europe has done a much better job here, as types of behaviour such as juvenile alcoholism, drug abuse, leaving school, delinquency, promiscuity, or poor funds management (all known as "fun") are commonly mistaken for human rights and, equally commonly, not directly related to the difficult integration of young people into society, unemployment, high divorce rates, irresponsible finances management or falling economy. Hope you get my point here.

i was just wandering why are my homophobic fascist countrymen visiting this obviously gay site... what is your agenda, are you secretely gay, or are you just plain evil, or are you paid to do so (spying on "the enemy")... and why in the world would U IME OBITELJI steal (how very moral and catholic of them) a song from a band which two of members are openly gay... it reeks of hipocrisy.

First of all it would be nice for you to learn how to talk politely! Accusing someone homophobic fascist, won’t get you far!

Second I thought that you are against discrimination, and now you want to discriminate me bay telling me that I shouldn’t be on this site.

Let me answer your questions: No I am not gay, nether I am plain evil.

To spy on a public website LOL.

Talking about hypocrisy you want to picture yourself as tolerant open-minded person but in the same time you want to ban me from this site and even you don’t know me you call me homophobic fascist!

Gee, I wonder where he got the thought you're a homophobe, it's not like you're posting hateful, homophobic comments all over the site.

And discriminating you by telling you you should not be on this site. How dares he! That is so much worse than trying to ban people to get married.

pleas can you quiet where I written "homophobic comments" as you say the are all over the site it shouldn't be a problem to find some!

-much worse than trying to ban people to get married.

To ban somebody of something thy should already have the access to that thing as to my knowledge its not the case in this matter. Also don't twist the truth nobody is banning "životnu zajednicu" and for some reason you are not interested in getting this!

Quiet znači tiho, dragi.

Comments supporting a homophobic group and saying you will for vote for is drawing a conclusion you are homophobic. If you try to say they don't deserve the right to get marries (which is a human right), yes, you are being a homophobe.

So, tell me then, what is the purpose of this referendum if not forbidding homosexuals to get married? Please, I'm dying to know.

Well, that's the ridiculous part about this whole organization. They couldn't get married! They never tried to get that right. And still, "In the name of the family" is trying to spend a bunch of money on passing this change in the law. If you ask me, they're just trying to move the attention from some more important problems this country has, which is exactly why we should vote against and kick them in their well-fed hateful asses.

Also, if we have a nice little name for it (marriage - brak), why, just why do we have to have a whole different name for the exact same thing, just with gay people in it, and spend a bunch of money we don't have in the process?

(It's also funny how you instantly assumed I was gay - "you are not interested..." Straight people can still be decent people, you know.)

Ovo "dragi" mogu shatit kao seksualno zlostavljanje??

Voting for defining BRAK as a union of men ad woman don't make me a homophobe!

(which is a human right) O.o Where?'

Not by UN nether by European Court of Human Rights nether by Croatian Ustavni Sud! So I really don't know where do you pull your facts?!?

Bože, sad sam i zlostavljačica. Shvati to kao podrugljiv komentar jer mi trenutno nisi nimalo drag :)

Well, you didn't answer me my question. What is the purpose of this referendum if not forbidding homosexuals to get married and how is that purpose not homophobic?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN, Article 16.

Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.​

Aj pročitaj ponovo: Men and women

nema

Men and Men

ili

women and women

Pa neću te ja sad učit engleski!

Ti stvarno misliš da se nebi već svima popeli na glavu da je ovo što sam ja rekao neispravno. pa prije par mjeseci je odbijen amandamn LGBT svjetske zajednice za izmjenu istog jer je eto kao zastario!

Nema zakonskog uporišta za ovo što govoriš kiti u UN-u niti Sudu za ljudska prava a niti EU komisija za ljudska prava ne podržđava vaš zahtjev !

Sorry for speaking Croatia probably that’s also backward and homophobic! XD

P.S. usput Teice vidiš ti meni draga skroz!

Pa ko mene ne bi volio :D

And where are you pulling those facts from? For more than a decade, this non-discrimination principle has been interpreted by UN treaty bodies and numerous inter-governmental human rights bodies as prohibiting discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. Non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation has therefore become an internationally recognized principle and many countries have responded by bringing their domestic laws into line with this principle in a range of spheres including partnership rights.

Also, it says man and women have the right to marry and form family. It doesn't say they have the right to marry each other, or the person of other gender, or anything similar. It says they have the right to get married, it doesn't specify whom. 

Btw. It's in the declaration of human rights. Not rights of straight human beings. Human. As in everyone.

You still didn't answer my question. I'm not giving up on it. What is the purpose of this referendum if not forbidding homosexuals to get married and how is that purpose not homophobic? 

P.S. I'm writing on english so other people can know what I'm writing.

And where are you pulling those facts from?

That’s the definition of marriage by UN now you my not like it bat that is what it is!

First you are mixing to things human rights and marriage!

Marriage is not a human right at least by UN and EU human rights court.

Hop this solves this part!

Yes there is 13 countries in the whole world that recognized same sex marriage.

No I am not a Homophobe because phobia by definition is a fear of something and believe me I am not afraid of a gay person at least I didn’t bean until now whenever I meet one!

Dint jump scream of run away!

About you question BRAK don’t have the same meaning or culturological history in our language as in English I am little older that you so when I got married to my wife I chosen that because there was a definition of what it is, so who gives you the right to take that from me??

And also this don’t help: http://www.vestinet.rs/tema-dana/lezbejka-masa-gesen-nas-krajnji-cilj-je...

As regarding LGBT if there is a referendum to give them “životna zajednica” witch give them a rights as the BRAK has except one thin and that is adopting I will vote ZA for that also!

It's from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Do you notice the "human rights" part?

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbiangaybisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathycontemptprejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear, and is sometimes related to religious beliefs.

So if LGBTQ* people can get married, your marriage is compromised? Well that is definetly a new one. Also, it doesn't make a tiny bit of sense. 

And that page is a comic page. Look at the other news, like "New tv-s are made to spy on you".

No marriage is not a human right. If it was then the USTAVNI sud would reject the referendum.

Istospolni brak ne spada u ljudska prava koja mi možemo štititi, zaključio je prošloga tjedna Europski sud za ljudska prava u Strasbourgu. To je, nakon presude iz lipnja 2010., druga presuda u kojoj taj sud odbija prikloniti se mišljenju da osobe istog spola imaju pravo na brak ili na posvajanje djeteta jednako kao i osobe različitog spola.

If you don’t believe me use google.com!

We can discus other thing but please don’t go in to marriage = human right, because it diminishes any other valid arguments you have at least on a legal matters feald!

You know what, I've lost way to much nerves and time on this discussion. Let's just agree to disagree since neither of us will change our opinion. Have a nice life.

Sue them for every penny they have got, and believe me when I say - they have plenty. The founder of that awful initiative has a couple of millions ''heavy'' property which she uses for her religious sessions(A guy from her group said that during his adolescent years he never touched himself, never did, never will - yeah right).

That woman has a company that gets ''the morning after'' pills, she lives in luxury and has stated that she would rather give her child to a foster home than to a gay couple. I don't even have to say that she has never ever been in one of those foster homes and yet she claims that ''it gives children what they need and is well structured in giving them guidance in life. Somehow she is forgetting that after age 18 they have to leave that home(if you could call it that).

PROTIV diskriminacije, ZA SVAKU obitelj ... Peace.

We are jealous aren’t we?? Who stopped you to open your own business and succeed!

Missing the point here, aren't we? It's easy for those rich people to say that the children in foster homes are doing okay when they never have and never will experience such an awful thing. Also, they have a lot of money, so it's perfectly fine to sue their asses :)

Do you know that on every 1 orphan there is 5 Croatian families waiting to adopt!"

The problem is not in her its in your communist SDP government! Witch we will bitchslap on 01.12.2013.

And when HDZ was ruling everyone was adopting? If you think the law changes as the leading party changes, you couldn't be more wrong. The problem is in our adopting law which states that a child cannot be adopted if their biological parent visits them once a year. A family can take a child in their home, but they can't adopt them. So stop blaming SDP, it's been a problem for ages.

So stop blaming SDP

Who is in power in Croatia for latst 2 years??

What I should blame the opposition fro nothing been don in last 2 years?

And by nothing I don't mean only the adopting problems!

These problems are here for more than 2 years. Listen, I'm just saying this because I saw in other comments you blame a lot of stuff on them, I am minor and I didn't vote and frankly don't know what HDZ did so wonderfully to be so much better than SDP, but all I see and know points to the fact that they did one big fat nothing. Except for stealing. But I can tell you one thing: when a party (HDZ) rules the country for so many years, screwing it up big time, how do you expect for SDP to fix it in 2 years?

Dear Tea its simple to understand SDP=HDZ same communist shit!

Booth ruled our country lot of people don’t rember that SDP was in power 2000-2004 didn’t do shit as the dint do anything now. Where they steeling YES but atlas we lived better ask anybody is it better now or in 2007!

My dear Croat, you are so wrong that it makes me sick! 

People like you will bring doom to this poor suffered country. 

My both uncles died in this war! BOTH OF THEM! 

And do you know why? Because they believed in free country with equal human wrights! They were against previous system and it's limitations! 

Now, those ex communists became big fashists and went to HDZ (some of them remained in SDP). And guess what, those same communists were engaged in previous system do deny gay wrights, same as today. Yes, it was more rigid before, but don't be fooled. It will be same again. Because it always starts with small things like this. And when this goes through (and I'm sure it will), next step will be taking of the wrights from unmarried couples, than signle parents, etc... 

My both uncles, amongst all, died for you too!!! You fool!!! For you who are now trying to deny human wrights in country which should, because of their spilled blood, threat all it's citizens the same. SHAME ON YOU!!! 

Read laws better. Marriage (brak) and life community (životna zajednica) are not equal in wrights. No by a long shot! And this action as well aware of it. And in it's "awareness" they are cheating people, telling that it's only protection of the name marriage. Well, it's not!

And, yes, there is one thing I agree with you! HDZ and SDP are the same although first are threated (with full wright) as fashists and other as communists. Because they were all communists 23 years ago!!!

Well you can hardly blame it on them, the whole world is like that. It's crisis.

I don't know, I honestly don't care much about politics, or at least I won't care for a bit less than a year, when I'll finally be able to vote.

UBI PEDERA!!!

For everyone that doesn't speak Croatian, it says "KIll the queer!"

You really showed there that you're the better and more civilized person, now didn't you?

Well there is idiots all over the world and in this case on bought sides!

Waht's new!

But you can't argue that our country has a pretty big concentration of this kind of idiots.

No I cannot agree with this! I traveled and worked abroad and believe me our nation is much more open-minded to different that some "western" civilized countries! Maybe they are better in LGBT question but on other no there are 10X worst that us! Try to be a gipsy in France or an Arab in Denmark

Or in my case a Croat/Yugović in Netherlands and then you will see the norowmidnes of the civilized people!

And being a gypsy in Croatia is easy? Believe me, my school is near a market where there are a lot of gypsy people working - it's not easy. Or a chinese person, since the number of them is increasing in my town very fast. You wouldn't believe how often I see and hear hateful comments about them. Most of people barely consider them human. Our people are very narrowminded. The only reason racism isn't very noticeable is because there aren't many people of colour in our country, but that will change too since we entered the EU recently.

It won’t, also there is no more racistic people than chines people. Also Gypsies I know where I live are well but it could be because they embraced our living standards they have nice houses nice cars and a good lifestyle. Also there is more bad comets about Hrecegovci then Gypsies. Also I think your neighborhood bay all of your comments is some bad place.

But you can't rtgue that our country has a pretty big concentration of this kind of idiots.

Sorry, my computer is lagging.

01.12.2013

ZA

The only hate group in Croatia is LGBT with their fascistic methods of implementing pressure on the people. The only group that is calling for violence is the LGBT and their liberal-communist friends. If you got true Croatian media only they use hateful language toward anybody having different opinion. For example if you support the idea that the marriage is a union between a man and a woman automatically you are backward and cahtoliktaliban there same thing happened in parliament where a member of HNS (neo-liberals) called all people singed for the referendum 20% of population a filthy people.

OMG !!!!!!!!!!

Please, stop embarrassing yourself and our country.

Why because I speak the truth!? I will never be ashamed of spiking the truth. Why don’t you explain to these people how it all started and why? You can tell then all about Modul 4 Zdravstvenog Odgoja. Why don’t you tell them that almost 80% of people will vote 01,12,2013 ZA and half of them just because of your aggressive champagne attacking the church. It’s easy to label us as fascists and backward idiots, but the is the result of that labeling! Why your biggest SDP- supports didn’t change the Obiteljski zakon if they are sooo pro LBGT and why the hell instead of fighting for your rights you are stubbornly fighting for a name BRAK!

Because, you know, fighting against a group that is so stubborn in forbidding the people in LGBTQ* community from being able to marry the person they love is completely mental! 

I am ashamed to call myself Catholic these days. I am ashamed to say what my religion is because of you stupid, backwards, untolerant, hating people! How can you say you are a Christian? You may go to the church every day, but you sure as hell don't live by your faith. Our God tells us to love everyone equally. You should be ashamed of yourself. No one is attacking the Church here. Just the hateful people that try to show love as something twisted.

Modul 4 zdravstvenog odgoja (modul 4 of health education) was there first and foremost to teach children about responsible sexual behavior, understanding their body, not being ashamed of their feelings and about tolerance towards others. How is that a bad thing and what does it have to do with this problem?

People will for AGAINST. I have hope in our country. And if I turn out to be wrong, at least the world will finally see us for the small-minded, bigoted country we are.

how can somebody be ashamed of something they choos wilingly?? You can always stop beeng Chatolik its easy. But dont epect that the chatolik chich changes just to meke you happy!? Its known wnat chatolic chich stands for and what its opinion on certain matter is. I dont know wher you get the idea that you shuld chang the religion?

I am ashamed to live in a country where 355 000 people are unemployed and the LGBT is spending 48 000 000Kn to change the unchangble instead of them fighting for their rights.

You have your opinion I have my I don’t see why you need to call me a fascist of an ignorant person just to prow you are right! You don’t like Croatia move we are I EU you can live wherever you want. You don’t like catholic church stop being member of it there is all sorts of religions that you can join!

1) I was baptised when I was a child. People rarely choose their religion willingly. 2) I love my religion, what it represents, what God and Jesus tell us to do, but I'm ashamed to say I'm a Catholic because then other people have prejudices about me based on other Catholic people being hateful and ignorant. Not all of them, but a vast number of them. They don't follow what our religion says, making other people to think badly of us as a whole.

LGBTQ* aren't changing this. They didn't start this initiative. "In the name of the family" did.

I never called you a fascist. I did say you are ignorant, though, because all of the facts point to it. 

I love my country and I love my religion. I don't want to move or change my religion. I want people to be tolerant and loving. Guess I'm asking for too much.

You have some issues!

First you say you are ashamed to be Croatian a catholic now you say that you love that you are Croatian and Catholic.

The Catholic Church won’t change just to endolge you! It will be always a Catholic Church doctrine that mirage is a union of men and a women for reproducing offspring. It will always stay that sodomy is a sin!

Now we can argue and even agree that we should embrace our brothers and sisters even if they are living in sin! Dear tea you ether accept that religion as is or don’t there is no change you cannot whip parts of Bible just because you don’t like it.

I accept the religion, however I don't accept the Church and people who lead it. The principles of our religion are to love one another (Ljubi bližnjega svoga kao samoga sebe.), yet so many "religious people" decide to ignore that on a daily basis. They give a bad reputation to other catholic people. 

Catholic Church is still stuck in middle ages in many, many ways. I love the religion, just not the people who represent it. They are the prime example of hypocrisy. 

I love this country, but not ignorant people who live in it. I was born here, my family lives here, I don't wish to move from here. There are ignorant people everywhere, it just happens that in this country there are more of them.

Please, if you tell me that people should only have sex to reproduce, then I don't think this argument will accomplish anything. And do tell me where in the Bible does it say anything against homosexuals and that it's relevant to our religion.

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