Sexual orientation discrimination, forbidden in Romania by the new Constitution

The commission tasked with revising Romania’s Constitution adopted on June 4 an amendment to country’s fundamental laws stating that discrimination is banned, including for color, sexual orientation and genetic traits.

The commission’s members adopted with 18 votes in favor and two against the amendment proposed by the National Liberal Party (PNL) Senator Tudor Chiuariu, to the current article, which does not forbid discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation: «Romania is the common and indivisible homeland of all its citizens, without any discrimination on account of race, nationality, ethnic origin, language, religion, sex, opinion, political adherence, property or social origin.»

Romanian politician Remus Cernea, who earlier this year said he wants to initiate a draft law on civil union between both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, welcomed the adoption of this amendment, pointing out that this change would eliminate any kind of sexual orientation discrimination.

However, the Romanian Orthodox Church has expressed its disapproval of legalizing same sex marriage.

Adapted from Romania-insider