Romania: referendum on marriage draws nearer…

f4a5c-coalitiaIt seems that in Romania the political class is finally accepting that the people should have their say on marriage. Last week 2 Senate committees (Human Rights and Equality) voted in favour of  the constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, thus excluding misinterpretations or re-definitions. This amendment was proposed by a citizens’ initiative and supported by an amazing 3 million of Romanian citizens. So now there is just one more major hurdle to be taken, the Legal Affairs Committee, before the final vote in plenary. It is now hoped that the draft amendment will pass in the Senate with a large majority, similar to the one we got in the Chamber of Deputies last month (232-22 votes). This would clear the way for a popular referendum, which widely is expected to accept the proposed amendment.

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