Romania Close to Ban on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Photo Credit: Daria Virbanescu

(Evangelical Focus) The Romanian Chamber of Deputies has voted in favor of a proposal to amend the Constitution to ensure that marriage is defined as the union of one man and one woman.

The proposal, led by a group called Coalition for Family, passed with 232 votes in favor, 22 against and 13 abstentions. The group had collected three million signatures in support of this initiative last year.

The Romanian Constitution defines the family as the “freely consented marriage between spouses.” It was written during an earlier period in its history when “spouses” always implied marital relationships as between one man and one woman.

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  • Amos Moses

    Christian Florist Sued For Not Weeping Tears Of Joy At Mere Thought Of Gay Wedding

    • Michael C

      It’s totally legal for businesses to refuse service to gay people in most of the United States.

      Romania actually has better discrimination protections for gay citizens than we have here in the U.S.

      • yabruf

        And thankfully it looks like that is changing!

        The U.S. could learn some things from Romania.

        • Michael C

          And thankfully it looks like that is changing!

          What is it exactly that you think is changing in Romania?

  • Sister Boogie

    Great!

    • Chris

      Now if only they’d ban intolerant fundies then reverse their decision on gay marriage.

  • Tangent002

    Kiss a big chunk of US tourism goodbye, Romania.

    • Sven

      But it will reduce the AIDS rate at least.

      • Michael C

        How?

        Banning the recognition of stable, long-term, committed relationships slows the spread of the HIV virus how?

        Serious question. How? What’s your logical argument to support that claim?

        • yabruf

          Common sense along with statistics from the CDC tell you that sodomites cannot be committed. And that aids is way more prevalent amongst the sexually depraved then anyone else.

          • Michael C

            As you’ve told me before, you believe that I should be executed just because I’m gay. You believe that all gay people should be executed. Your direct quote to me was “Your a sodomite, ok then yeah you need to be put down.”

            Your response still doesn’t answer the question of how banning the recognition of the marriages of gay couples in any way reduces HIV transmission.

          • Jason Todd

            I hope he didn’t say that. Because while I despise every aspect of the LGBTQW agenda you’ll never see me recommend, endorse or advocate the deaths of homosexuals.*

            *Unless they sexually abuse children. Then all bets are off.

          • Ken Faivor

            You will be exclude from heaven…..Are you okay with that?
            There are no gay rights there, and the rainbow colors are set to right.

          • Michael C

            I said that yabruf advocates for the execution of all gay people and says that I, specifically, should be “put down” (like an animal) and you choose to take this opportunity to fear-preach to me?

            Something’s seriously messed up.

          • Ken Faivor

            My apologies….. I seem to have mistaken the word “executed” with “excluded”
            I do not at all believe that gays should be executed. So now maybe my comment to you may seem more appropriate.

          • Parodyx

            Why would anyone want to go there then? In terms of being a Christian ambassador I’d say your approach leaves something to be desired.

          • Ken Faivor

            The alternative is hell.

          • Parodyx

            Thankfully many of of choose not to believe something so ridiculous and alarmist.

          • Ken Faivor

            Not believing is indeed the problem, but it won’t stop the reality of it.

          • Parodyx

            You’re welcome to present proof of your claim. Please note that a 2000 year old holy book of dubious authorship does not constitute proof.

          • Ken Faivor

            ubm1[.]org/?page=whollyholy
            Get rid of the brackets and add normal web prefix

          • Parodyx

            A source other than Christian proselytizing, please.

          • Ken Faivor

            This is scientific…..Or don’t you do mathematics?

          • Parodyx

            “Unleavened Bread Ministries” is a scientific site?
            Are you going somewhere with this? I’m looking forward to the punchline.

          • Ken Faivor

            IVAN PANIN was a mathematician and mathematics don’t lie. This is your proof you have been asking for. Read it.

          • Ken Faivor

            ubm1[.]org/?page=science

            More detailed.

          • Parodyx

            Bible numerics is not proof.

          • Ken Faivor

            You owe it to yourself to look into it. I don’t want you to go to hell……God does not want you to go to hell……But what He has said He has said……He can not lie.

          • Ken Faivor

            IVAN PANIN was a mathematician and mathematics don’t lie. This is your proof you have been asking for.

          • Proud Conservative Mom

            Hating the Chosen People of G-d, will not get you any wings Upstairs, you miserable cretin!

          • Ken Faivor

            Are you saying that gays are the chosen people of God?

          • Proud Conservative Mom

            Copy and paste where you allege and lie so tremendously, that you should get at least 5 “Pinnochios, that I made such a ludicrous and foolish statement.

            It says straight out in Leviticus:
            20:13 (Perhaps you are extremely illiterate, as well), that “A man who lies with a man, the way he would with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood is upon themselves!”

          • Colin Rafferty

            Where are these statistics from the CDC that says that gay people cannot be committed?

          • Bacchus

            Any photo of a gay guy with a child is very offensive.

          • Colin Rafferty

            Really, why?

          • Parodyx

            I know a homosexual couple that’s been together over 40 years. That’s exemplary in terms of commitment.

      • Tangent002

        Why? Does Romania have a law against extra-marital sex?

  • Sisyphus

    Attempting to revert to aspects of their not too distant totalitarian regime.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Eastern Europe banzai!! Those who had suffered the atheism’s brutal reign and come out of it came to their sense faster this century. If the USA faces a real kind of crisis such as food-shortage instead of their president being liked by the Russians, Americans will come to the right sense like Romania, too. The West had everything taken granted for the longest time. Well-fed rich people usually seek sick warped amusement by making moral and serious people suffer. Today’s West is the typical of the usual case. No more American comedy in Romania. May the Eastern Europe be a blessing back to the Western Europe. Immorality hurts the children the most. The Western nations need sane neighbors, not blind servants.

    • Tangent002

      What does same-sex marriage have to do with food shortages?

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Westerners have too much to spare in everything; that’s why the region demands homosexual “marriage.” They have mental slaves to mimick them always. The Westerners are being terribly bored for the lack of any real problems in life. Rich people’s mental illness is a disaster to poor mankind. Christians are the only people with a good will in the West.

        • yabruf

          Gluttony and idleness! Americans have to much of both leading us into all sorts of perversion and immorality.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            All other Earthlings are guilty on those, too. Western culture is unique in imposing homosexuality and transgenderism this century, and its greedy slaves mimick it. All sane people must counter the trend. Every culture has deadly defects. Rule of the law is a mere junk if the Judeo-Christian values are taken away. The Westerners will learn it in hard way again; this time it’s UK and USA.

          • Tangent002

            Funny, most gay men I know are very trim, fit, and active.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            They are drugged and sick. Cannibals had a shorter life span, too.

          • Ken Faivor

            Until they get AIDS.

          • Parodyx

            AIDS doesn’t discriminate. It goes after straight people too…men and women alike.

        • Tangent002

          You understand there are poor gay people all over the world, right?

          Wanting to commit to someone you love has nothing at all to do with how much money you have.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Their life must be protected, but the Western culture demands too much, endangering the women and children. The nations need virgin brides for the society to get normality back. Homosexuality is not about commitment, but destruction of the marriage institution and abolishment of morality and virtues from the face of the earth. Immoral people never commit to each other; their purpose is having sex with anything. Rich people use LGBTs to further the slavery upon the earth, because once the conscience is bent, the slaves stay in the slavery. Christianity is the key for human dignity and freedom and the truth’s right to exist.

      • Ken Faivor

        Let’s make it simple. God the Father is head of the household. If any in His house continuously disobey His rules then they are due for a spanking. A spanking from God can come in many forms.

  • InTheChurch

    Good Luck Romania

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      God bless Romania! ( There is no such thing like luck in this world)

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Excellent!

  • yabruf

    What a waste of time. That’s like passing legislation affirming that the sky is blue or that water is wet!
    What a depraved time that we live in that we have to make laws stating something as obvious as marriage.

    Nobody wants to go down in history as the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah….

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Agreed. If the planet gets nuked, mankind can blame the West’s staunch Sodomic inclination and the world’s abortion-murder. Jude 1. II Peter 1-3.

    • Chris

      Correct. They want to go down in history as people who actually cared about others and didn’t stand for hatred like Coalition for Family

  • Malleus

    Obviously you CAN turn back the clock on perversion. Hallelujah!

    • Chris

      The continuing existence of fundies would beg to differ.