Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:26

The Polish President Does Not Foresee Any Change In The Constitution To Allow Marriage Equality

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Polish President Andrzej Duda has just declared that the issue of marriage was "clearly and expressly regulated in the Constitution", which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, adding that the law would probably not be changed by the governing majority.

In an interview with TV Republika broadcaster, Duda explained that no pressure from "international organisations, various lobby groups, but also some European countries" could change the issue of equal marriage in Poland.

"I do not think that the political majority today would agree to any amendment to the Constitution in this area, water down this clause and open interpretation that marriage could also include other genders,"he said.

"I unequivocally repeat: marriage in accordance with the Polish Constitution is a union between a man and a woman."

Poland currently prohibits marriage for same-sex couples as well as civil unions. In addition, the country is governed by the conservative party called "PiS".