Tuesday, 31 May 2016 21:46

In Romania, The Coalition For The Family Tries To Ban Marriage Equality In The Constitution

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An initiative is underway in Romania to ban marriage equality in the constitution by defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

In Romania, an initiative can be formally introduced to parliament if it collects more than 500,000 citizens' signatures in less than six months, now this initiative already has more than 3 million signatures.

The group called the Coalition For the Family, that launched it, has therefore filed it in the Romanian Parliament last week.

The group hopes that Romania will follow other European countries, such as Croatia and Slovakia, which have defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman in their constitutions. At present, the Romanian constitution defines marriage as a union between two spouses.

You should know that the same initiative had already been introduced in 2013 but the parliament had then rejected it.

Will this time happen the same thing? Given the support of the population, unfortunately, I fear that the result is rather negative for us.

A representative of an LGBT group said that this initiative was once again a way to stock up prejudice and to incite public opinion against LGBT people.