Tell Constitutional Court of Romania: NO to Same-Sex "Marriage"
This past Tuesday, the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) delayed ruling on a case involving two homosexual men (one American, and one Romanian) who are seeking to overturn Romania's Civil Code which does not recognise same-sex "marriages" contracted in other countries.
Making a statement to explain why the Court were postponing their ruling, Hon. Valer Dorneanu, President of the CCR, mentioned "interventions made by various agencies and NGOs," and "media impact and a novelty character, not only to Romania," as influences which might guide the Court's eventual decision.
This is a worrying statement because it implies that the media and other outside influences may have sway over the CCR - which, obviously, should not be factors in any Court decision.
The most important actors in this case are actually the majority of Romanian citizens, for whose common good the CCR must, ultimately, act.
That stated, this case should now be put into context.
This year, because of the work done by a Romanian organisation, Coaliţia pentru Familie, over 3 million Romanian citizens signed a petition calling for a review of Art. 48 of the Romanian Constitution, to exclude the possibility of legalising homosexual union in Romania.
In particular, the signers are demanding that the word "spouses", which lends itself to ambiguity, be removed, and "exclusive union of a man and woman" be inserted.
An astonishing 3 million Romanian adults asked for this change, which equates to about 25% of the total electorate, meaning that this movement to protect the natural family simply cannot be motivated by party political affiliation.
Also, in 2015, a Eurobarometer poll showed that 69% of Romanians were against same-sex "marriage".
So, from the evidence, it is very clear that the Romanian public wish to reserve marriage to one man and one woman, only.
And, in reviewing its constitutionality, the CCR unanimously approved this citizens' initiative to protect marriage and the natural family.
But, now, by its delay in this recent case, it seems that the CCR is, paradoxically, suggesting that there may be some merit in the homosexual claimants' case.
As usual for such cases - this same method of seeking change through judicial fiat has been used by homosexual activists around the world - the claimants are appealing on the grounds of the "right to privacy".
But, this is a specious argument - meaning that it may seem right, but is actually wrong.
In fact, the right to privacy is secondary to the absolute obligation of the Court to protect society - which is its first duty. And, there are many examples, in less fundamental areas of life, like in the area of security actions against suspected terrorists, where the right to privacy is suspended or nullified altogether.
In the area of marriage, which is fundamental to the protection and propagation of society, this is even more true.
Therefore, this petition asks two things:
1) That the CCR reject the claimants' demand of recognising "same-sex" marriage in Romania; and,
2) That President Iohannis makes the citizens' initiative referendum, designed to protect marriage as between one man and one woman, a priority for his Government, especially by getting Parliament to make the necessary vote to allow for the referendum.
Thank you for signing this urgent petition!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
It may be noteworthy to the Court, that the homosexual Romanian man petitioning to change the Civil Code, Adrian Coman, is a former Executive Director of ACCEPT (see the above link), which is one of the homosexual activist NGOs also petitioning for changing the Civil Code.
Mr Coman, is, in other words, a professional "homosexual rights" activist.
Sign this petition now!
CCR must not "traumatize" Romanian society with Same-Sex "Marriage"