Constitutional Court says the referendum on the traditional family is legal

Aurel Dragan 17/09/2018 | 12:29

The Constitutional Court of Romania ruled today that the law revising the Constitution to state that the family is founded on the freely agreed marriage between a man and a woman – instead of the current “two spouses” formulation – complies with the provisions of the Fundamental Law of the Constitution.

The normative act for the referendum was adopted last Tuesday in the Senate. According to Article 23 of Law 47/1992 on the organization and functioning of the RAC, within 5 days from the adoption of the law on the revision of the Constitution, the Constitutional Court shall ex officio pronounce on it.

The Citizens Initiative, which at least two-thirds of the senators had to support, was voted by a nominal vote – 107 senators voted “for” and 13 “against”. Seven senators abstained (from PNL and UDMR).

According to the proposed amendment to Article 48 of the Constitution, “The family is based on the freely agreed marriage between a man and a woman, their equality and the right and duty of parents to ensure the raising, education and training of children.”

PSD president Liviu Dragnea said that the referendum on the family will be held on October 7th.

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