On Sunday, December 20, the Slovenes were consulted by referendum on the issue of gay marriage. The law authorizing gay marriage had previously been passed by political leaders in parliament, but Slovenia has a unique democratic law!
Si 40 signatures are gathered against a law passed by parliament, so this law must be submitted to a referendum! This is what the opponents of this law have managed to achieve, supported by the right-wing opposition as well as by the Catholic Church. This small country of 000 million inhabitants, the smallest of the European Union and ex-member of the communist bloc, thus testified to the vigor of its democratic process!
The law, passed by the left and the center, redefined marriage as " the life-long union of two people regardless of their sex ” and first of all opened up the right to adoption to same-sex couples. Pope Francis had personally urged the Slovenes to “ support the family, a reference structure for the life of society »By opposing this law, as reported La Croix.
It is therefore with more than 63% of the vote that the Slovenian people have rejected this law expressing their desire to maintain the traditional and biblical structure of the family: a dad, a mom, one or more children.
Gay marriage supporters vowed that they would not give up and that they would continue to fight for human rights. A priori, the Slovenes do not recognize these rights and mainly the universal right to the child by preferring the right of children not to be a "commodity". Arnaud Bouthéon, co-founder of Sens Commun, invites in the FigaroVox France to take example!
We want this episode to inspire France; not only on the vitality of democracy through recourse to the referendum and respect for its verdict; but also on the refusal of the universal right to the child.
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