Romania's lower chamber of parliament adopts new constitutional definition of family

By Irina Popescu, 10 May 2017
The flag of Romania (Photo credit: Nicolas Raymond/Flickr)
The flag of Romania (Photo credit: Nicolas Raymond/Flickr)
On Tuesday, 9 May 2017, the Chamber of Deputies adopted the citizens’ initiative proposal that aims to change the definition of family in Romania’s Constitution. The proposal was passed with 232 votes in favor, 22 against, and 13 abstentions. At present, the Romanian Constitution stipulates that a family is a free-willed marriage “between spouses”. The amendment will change the definition describing a marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Introduction of the amendment into law is now awaiting a consent of Senate and a national referendum in which Romanians will decide whether they agree with it.
Read the full article here: Romania Insider


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