In Estonia, will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage

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Included in the ruling coalition of the Estonian party (Centrist party, Isamaa and Estonian conservative people’s party) intend to hold in 2021 a referendum on the question of what is family and marriage. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

To the popular vote going to make a proposal on supplementing the Constitution with a clause stating that marriage is the Union of a man and woman.

Last week the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid decided not to declare the Parliament adopted amendments to the law on diplomatic service, as they are not secured with the principle of equal treatment for married same-sex couples who register their relationship under the law “On cohabitation”. The decision provoked criticism from some politicians of the ruling coalition.

The Chairman of the party Isamaa Helir Valdor Seeder said that the President’s decision shows the need to register in the Constitution marriage as the Union of a man and a woman. “In light of this decision, it is obvious that it is necessary to take specific steps to protect the institution of marriage. It is a question of values, which stems from the long history and traditions of the institution of marriage. The introduction of the Constitution the definition of marriage would show that the state appreciates and supports the strong institution of family and marriage, and would make clear to the Estonian legislation,” — said Seeder.

At the insistence of the Estonian conservative people’s party in the coalition agreement of the formation of the government in 2019 was introduced a clause providing for the fall of 2021 referendum on the amendment to the Constitution on the protection of family and marriage simultaneously with municipal elections.

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