The pro-family European Citizens’ Initiative “Mum Dad & Kids” reports to have crossed the threshold of 600.000 signatures. The goal of 1 million, to be collected within one year, is still within reach. The collection of signatures continues until 3 April.
It appears that the European Commission, instead of directly answering the letter that the organizers of the ECI “Mum Dad & Kids” have sent to it with regard to the initiative’s end date, prefers to entertain a correspondence on the subject with some homo-activists who gleefully report that the EU executive sticks to its illegal attempt of reducing the signature collection period for the pro-family initiative from 12 to eight months. Continue reading
The European Citizens’ Initiative “Mum Dad & Kids”, which campaigns against the arbitrary re-definition of “marriages” and “families”, has, eight months after its commencement, already fulfilled one of the two criteria to make it successful, surpassing a national threshold in at least seven Member States of the EU. In total, the number of signatures so far collected is estimated at between 400.000 and 500.000, but could also be higher, given that many signatures collected on paper reach the organizers only with some delay. The initiative now looks set to easily meet its official goal of crossing the threshold of one million signatures by 3 April 2017, one year after its commencement.
Yet there seems a conflict to be going on behind the scenes between the organizers and the European Commission, Continue reading
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Mum Dad & Kids”, which – in order to forestall attempts at arbitrary re-definition, calls on the EU to define “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman, and “family” as based on marriage and/or descent, has passed an important milestone. Continue reading
The European Citizens’ Initiative “Mum Dad & Kids”, which calls on the European Union to legally define “marriage”, for the purposes of EU law, as (only) the union between one man and one woman, and “family” as based on marriage and/or descent, has surpassed the national threshold in 4 Member States. According to a statement that was released today by the organizing committee, these countries are Poland, Greece, Slovakia, and Finland. This count includes not only the signatures collected online, but also those that have been collected on paper.
For the initiative to be considered successful, it is necessary to surpass that threshold in at least 7 Member States. It now seems very likely that “Mum Dad & Kids” will achieve this objective.
Those wishing to sign the initiative can do so at:
Following our recent post on ILGA-Europe’s strategy against the pro-family and pro-marriage citizens’ initiative “Mum Dad & Kids”, we have now received information confirming that one important part of this strategy has indeed been implemented … and failed.
As it appears from a notice published on the website of the Court of Justice of the EU, the Court has received an application requesting the annulment of the European Commission’s decision to register “Mum Dad & Kids”, but has declared it “manifestly inadmissible”. Continue reading
This document was found on the website of a “Gay Rights” lobby group from Northern Ireland, where it had apparently been put without heeding the request of the ILGA strategists to keep it secret:
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Several questions come to mind:
- Has the Commission replied to ILGA’s complaint letter? If so, what?
- Did Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who is known to entertain close links with the homo-lobby, accord them the meeting they requested? If so, what was the outcome? Are there any written records of that meeting?
- Has the group “Certi Diritti” actually filed a complaint with the CJEU? If so, has this complaint already been communicated to the European Commission?
- Should the European Commission continue financing 80% of the operative budget of a group that is collecting information on EU citizens with the apparent purpose of a defamatory campaign? Can ILGA’s actions be justified by their spurious claim to be working for “equality and non-discrimination”?