Bucharest, Romania, May 25, 2017 / 18:27 pm
Romania's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
The Chamber of Deputies passed the measure by a vote of 232-22, with 13 abstentions.
If approved, the amendment would change Paragraph 1 of Article 28 of the Romanian Constitution to say: "The family is founded on the freely consented marriage between one man and one woman, on their equality and on the right and duty of parents to assure the growth, education and training of their children."
The proposed amendment began with a signature drive, initiated by the Coalition for the Family, which collected 3 million signatures from Romanian citizens in support of the constitutional language.