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A constitution that Rick Santorum would love | Hunter of Justice

A constitution that Rick Santorum would love

by on January 9, 2012  •  In Uncategorized

Here's an example of constitutional law that Rick Santorum (and Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry) could get behind — from Hungary.

At the beginning of this month, a new Hungarian constitution took effect, along with a new Family Protection Bill (which is ‘cardinal law’ that requires a two-thirds majority in parliament, like the constitution, in order to be changed).

Article L of the constitution defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, while Article XV.2 excludes sexual orientation from the protected grounds of discrimination (but does have provision for protection on the basis of race and gender).

In addition, the power of constitutional courts has been curbed. Previously a law or act could be annulled by petitioning to the constitutional courts via non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or civil society organizations. That right to seek judicial review has been essentially eliminated. (Apparently the fear of activist judges extends to Hungary.)

The Family Protection Bill states: ‘Art 7. (1) When applying this law family shall mean the relationship between natural persons in an economic and emotional community that is based on a marriage between a woman and a man, or lineal descent, or family-based guardianship. (2) Lineal descent is established by way of filiation or adoption.’

The law reiterates that the life of the fetus starts with the moment of conception, that preparing for family life should be part of school curriculum, and that media services should broadcast programs that respect the institution of marriage and family. The law also states that all “media services should broadcast programs that respect the institution of marriage and family”. 

Source: Gay Star News

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One Response to A constitution that Rick Santorum would love

  1. Lonnie January 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    What is the purpose of this posting? To convince your readers that the Republicans are bigots? Save your breath. We know. But the implication that Obama and the Democrats are NOT bigots is a flat out lie.

    Gay Democrats are shockingly selective when it comes the history of the Democrats. Remind me which president signed DOMA into law. And that was AFTER he’d won reelection, so he wasn’t even doing it out of pressure to win an election. And how many Democrats voted for DOMA?

    That fact is this website supports one set of bigots over another set of bigots and, in doing so, opposes queer equality.

    “The White House front-runner said in an interview with MTV he did not support same-sex weddings and believed “marriage is between a man and a woman”.”
    link to telegraph.co.uk

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