In Romania, a citizen initiative to promote a constitutional amendment to protect the family has gathered three million signatures, or the equivalent to 15% of the population!
The initial goal was to get 500,000 signatures in six months, as required by Romanian legislation. As of Sunday, April 24, 2016, three million eligible signatures had been collected from all forty-two counties of Romania. These results are unprecendented in the history of European citizens initiatives.
The coalition for the family, titled Coalitia pentry Familie aims to avoid biased interpretations of Article 48 of the Romanian Constitution, as has happened in other countries.
For this end, it asks that the article read:
The family is founded on the freely consented marriage between a man and a woman, with equal rights and the duty as parents to ensure the upbringing, education and instruction of children.
The proposal needs to be submitted by a parliamentary group, be approved by the House of Representatives and Senate by a two-thirds majority, and ratified in a referendum.
As has happened in Poland and Hungary, the party that takes up the task to submit the proposal knows that it will face aggressive pressure from the European Union, which will seek to run roughshod over people’s sovereignty.
But the Romanian people seem determined to defend the family by getting rid of the woefully immoral legislation imposed by the Soviet occupation and still largely prevailing in countries like Russia.